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How to Set Up Automatic Bounce Email Processing in MailPress using VERP

MailPress is the most powerful free self-hosted automatic newsletter and mailing list package for WordPress. If you don't believe me see my comparison with other WordPress newsletter plugins.

If you have a blog with many subscribers, you don't want to spend time handling bounce messages from readers who fall off the face of the earth, or from spammers who subscribe bad addresses for reasons that make no sense to me. To combat this, MailPress handles bounce messages automatically for you; but it can be a little tricky to set up.

MailPress has two different methods for handling bounce messages. The one described here uses a technique called Variable Envelope Return-Path (VERP) to identify where the bounce messages are coming from. The downside of this technique is that it relies on an address encoding trick that requires a mailbox which will catch all email addressed to a range of bounce … Continue reading…

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