In message <199406021948.AA19565@cs.umb.edu>you write:
>In message <199406021939.AA12056@ciesin.org>, Jeff Blaine writes:
>>My apologies for being unclear. What I meant was that requests for
>>subscription are being forwarded to the list owner when anyone (me)
>>tries to subscribe or unsubscribe and the subscribe_policy is set to
>What type of subscribe request:
> subscribe <listname>
> subscribe <listname> <address>
>if the latter, try turning on munge_doamin. Chances are that the
>address that is used as the identifier for the user (usually from the
>from: header) is not the same as the address used in the subscription
>request. If the former, try setting the list to auto subscribe and see
>if it works. If so then there is something wrong with the subscription
> -- John
OK, a little progress here:
1. munge_domain is on and has been since the list was setup this morning.
2. sending a subscribe request of ``subscribe xyz firstname.lastname@example.org''
with subscribe_policy = open asks for list owner approval when it
3. sending a subscribe request of ``subscribe xyz'' subscribes me as
Jeff.Blaine, not jblaine, due to our mail aliases, so this is the
better of the two ways for someone like me to subscribe. If I
subscribe as ``subscribe xyz email@example.com'', then there will
be problems because posts to the list from me will come in as
Jeff.Blaine@ciesin.org, not jblaine, and majordomo will say I am
not on the list.
4. I cannot get subscribe_policy to allow unmoderated subscribes unless
I set it to ``auto''. ``open'' does not work for any of my lists --
mail is sent to the list owner for approval.
So my main problem now seems only to be number 4.
Thanks for all the help so far. No, really, I'm not clueless.