mlmmj-bounce - Man Page

bounce handling utility for mlmmj


mlmmj-bounce -L /path/to/list [-a | -d] [-n num | -p]

-a: Address string that bounces

-d: Parse the mail to extract the address via the DSN (RFC1891)

-h: This help

-L: Full path to list directory

-n: Message number in the archive that bounced

-p: Send out a probe

-V: Print version


mlmmj-bounce is used to handle mails that are bouncing. When a mail arrives to the system, mlmmj-bounce will register in <listdir>/bounce/<addrstring> info about which number that bounced at what time. An example of such a line could be:

109:1094409801 # Sun Sep  5 20:43:21 2004

The above shows that message number 109 bounced 1094409801 seconds after epoch which is in human date stamps is Sunday September 5th 20:43:21 2004.

The last bounce mail received to the address is saved in <listdir>/bounce/<addrstring>.lastmsg.

When the -p option is used it sends out a probe email including info that it's a bounce probe and a list of the bounced message numbers. The existance of a <listdir>/bounce/<addrstring>.probe file indicates that a probe have been sent out.


This manual page was written by the following persons:

Søren Boll Overgaard <> (based on html2man output)

Mads Martin Jørgensen <>


September 2004