bounced - Man Page

Mailing List Bounce Processing Daemon for Sympa

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Bounced is a program which scans permanently the bounce spool and processes bounces (non-delivery messages), looking or bad addresses. Bouncing addresses are tagged in database ; last bounce is kept for each bouncing address.

List owners will be able to access information about the bounces via WWSympa after they have been processed by bounced.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (--).  A summary of options is included below.

-F,  --foreground

Do not detach TTY.

-f,  --config=file

Force bounced to use an alternative configuration file instead of /etc/sympa/sympa.conf.

-d,  --debug

Run the program in a debug mode.

-h,  --help

Print this help message.


Sets daemon log level.


/etc/sympa/sympa.conf Sympa configuration file.

$LIBEXECDIR/bouncequeue bounce spooler, referenced from sendmail alias file

$SPOOLDIR/bounce incoming bounces directory

$PIDDIR/ this file contains the process ID of

More Documentation

The full documentation can be found in <>.

The mailing lists (with web archives) can be accessed at <>.


This program was originally written by:

Serge Aumont

Comité Réseau des Universités

Olivier Salaün

Comité Réseau des Universités

This manual page was initially written by Jérôme Marant <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system.


You may distribute this software under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2.  For more details see README file.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.  A copy of the license can be found under <>.


Report bugs to Sympa bug tracker. See <>.

See Also

sympa_msg(8), wwsympa(8), mhonarc(1), sympa.conf(5).


Referenced By

archived(8), sympa_msg(8), Sympa::Spool::Bounce.3Sympa(3), sympa_toc(1), Sympa::Tracking.3Sympa(3).

2023-07-22 sympa 6.2.72