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bounced, - Mailing List Bounce Processing Daemon for Sympa

SYNOPSIS ] [ --debug ]


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.


/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


The full documentation can be found in

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


This program was originally written by:

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


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


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