I've been having problems with a closed list I set up. The list owner
has been getting messages with the subject that start out with "BOUNCE:".
At first he tried to use the approve perl script. From elm he would
do a "|approve" while having the BOUNCE message selected. However, this
would result in a blank message going out to the list. Luckily (?) this
causes an error for the machine where most of the list members are.
It would generate a "too many recipients for blank message". However,
the blank message would go to the users on other machines. This has happened
more then 3 times. And the |approve mechanism has NEVER worked.
Is this supposed to work? The man page for approve says so, but if so
then what are we (me and the list owner) doing wrong?
Next, I said, "well for now, just save the message, edit it, removed the
majordomo stuff and add the 'Approved: password' line as the first line
and resend it to the list". Fine. This worked ok. However, just yesterday
it bombed. Below is a slightly trimmed version of the error message that
came back to the majordomo id.
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 1994 12:44:18 +0500
From: Mailer-Daemon@cps.msu.edu (Mail Delivery Subsystem)
Subject: Returned mail: Unable to deliver mail
----- Transcript of session follows -----
554 Too many recipients for no message body
----- Unsent message follows -----
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Date: Sat, 22 Oct 94 12:44:13 EDT
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I've cut out the remaining text of the message (a workshop posting for
the local ACM chapter). Now what EMPTY message are they talking about?
The whole message text is right there in the error message! Has anyone
had this problem before? I'm afraid I might have to go back and make
this an open list because it just is NOT working out the way it is
right now. Any help fellow majordomo-users can give would be appreciated.
BTW, it's version 1.92, and the last 4.x version of perl.
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