Great Circle Associates List-Managers
(August 1995)

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Subject: Preventing Mail Loops, Other
From: "S Clift (North Star)" <nstar @ nic . state . mn . us>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 1995 10:05:23 -0500 (CDT)
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM

In a few weeks the person who set-up majordomo and has served as list 
administrator will be leaving (he was on a summer contract).  I assume 
his responsibilities will be shifted, but I need to make some changes 
ASAP to prevent a mail loop from developing on the two unmoderated lists 
that I own.  How do I (or does list adminstrator have to) change the 
Reply-To section from the the list to the original sender.  We had 
someone go on vaction, activate their auto-reply and boom - major 

Also, I get this "bounce" message periodically.  What is messed up?

Steven Clift
State of Minnesota

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 1995 00:00:05 -0500
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <Mailer-Daemon@nic>
To: owner-gov-net@nic
Subject: Returned mail: aliasing/forwarding loop broken

The original message was received at Thu, 17 Aug 1995 00:00:04 -0500
from majordom@localhost

   ----- The following addresses had delivery problems -----
bounces-outgoing  (unrecoverable error)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
Message delivered to mailing list bounces-outgoing
554 bounces-outgoing... aliasing/forwarding loop broken

   ----- Original message follows -----
Return-Path: <owner-gov-net>
Received: by (8.6.12/)
	id AAA03364; Thu, 17 Aug 1995 00:00:04 -0500
Received: by (8.6.12/)
	id AAA03358; Thu, 17 Aug 1995 00:00:02 -0500
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 1995 00:00:02 -0500
Message-Id: <>
Subject: Bouncing email from mailing lists at
Precedence: bulk

Your address has been moved to
from some other mailing list at
because email to you was bouncing.

Here are the addresses currently on
so that you can see which of your addresses is among them.
The comment for each address shows the date it was moved,
and the first list it was removed from.  If you were on
multiple lists here, you may have been removed from them
as well, but only the first list you were removed from
will show up in the comment below.

If the problem has been fixed, you can get off of
Bounces and back on to the other list by sending the
following to

    subscribe your_list
    unsubscribe bounces

To subscribe or unsubscribe an address other than where you're
sending the command from, append the other address to the end
of the "subscribe" or "unsubscribe" command (for example,
"subscribe your_list").

You'll need to access the mailing list archives if you want to catch
up on whatever you missed while you were off the main list.

If you don't want to keep getting these reminders every day, but
don't want to resubscribe to the list, send just the "unsubscribe"
command shown above.

If you need to contact a human being regarding this, send a message

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