Paul Haas <email@example.com> wrote:
>>set up a dedicated mail list server for mailing list practice.
I would like to suggest that EVERY majordomo (or listserve ?) site have
a special list for testing new configuration files and letting new
list administrators (like myself) practice.
The list could be called: test-list@___.com
There would be a standard password, and no permanent subscribers.
Before a list-administrator changes a config file, she would subscribe
to the test-list, download the config file to it, and send a few test
messages. ...just be careful to leave the password unchanged for the
For example, I have had problems with majordomo replacing the domain
name in the From and Reply_To fields, and testing that only subscribers
may post messages, etc.
Currently, I take one of our less used lists, unsubscribe everyone,
load the new config file, and test it.
Incidentally, I do not have an account on the host machine, so all this
is via e-mail to majordomo.
If someone can get this suggestion into the majordomo & listserve
installation documentation (or if it already is), please send me a
note privately. -Thanks.
---Bruce A. Mackenzie BMackenzie@draper.com