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Out-Of-Office replies do usually get sent via return-path, yes. It's correct to the RFC specs, too. More info here: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3834


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50% bounce is not bad, you know. Do you know what the bounce rate MEANS? http://www.google.com/support/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=81986 Bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance (landing) page. So, half of the peopel come, visit the page that they ...


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Bounce rate is when a visitor just visits a single page and then moves on to another site instead of visiting another page on your site. It's quite normal. Citing the Wikipedia article (there is no industry standard for this) a visitor can bounce by: Clicking on a link to a page on a different web site Closing an open window or tab Typing a new URL ...


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This all assumes that you want to collect info on bounces rather than the bounced email itself: I have pretty much the same setup with postfix, mysql, and virtual hosts. From n hardware resource perspective the most efficient way to keep track of this is to parse the log files as you are doing. But if you think how you're parsing is to big of a load, you ...


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Large mailing-lists tend to be managed with Mailing List Managers, such as "mailman". One of the advantages of these is that they include bounce processors, so that they can unsubscribe recipients for you. You're basically trying to implement more and more of the MLM functionality inside the MTA. You're going to keep hitting issues, so it's better to just ...



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