I’m testing a PHPList Installation for the best way to manage bounces. From past Newsletters I know that apart from really undeliverable mails there where away responses as well (“I’m on vacation” etc.) but couldn’t replicate that behaviour with the Email-Accounts I have access to.
I have set autorespond messages from two different providers (AllInkl and Microsoft) and tested them to work with a single mail outside PHPList.
On several test runs I send to existing, non-existing and the configured autorespond addresses from PHPList. The non-existing addresses bounce as expected and I could
setup to unsubcribe on bounce threshold. The part I don’t understand is why I don’t get the autoresponse, neither in the setup bounce address/ message envelope nor to the from address.
Is this because my autoresponders react a certain way that those mentioned away emails that were generated on past newsletter don’t do? I rather thing this behaviour is the right way (no autoresponse to a newsletter), but I’m unsure if I’m missing something as a really want this to be stable.