Regarding getting Majordomo not to send your own messages back to you:
there is a sendmail option. in fact, i had it set on our old machines;
when i moved to the new machines, i had people who posted and re-posted
their messages to the mailing list "because I never got a copy"...
anyway, to get a copy of your own message, use -om; o for option, m for:
m Send to ``me'' (the sender) also if I am in an alias
so the default for sendmail is to not send to the senders if they are in
This will not work if the majordomo machine isn't running sendmail; even
if you aren't running "resend", sendmail is reading the /etc/aliases (or
whatever) file. I don't know what happens with resend (in fact, i would
like to know...).
With this, you don't get any confirmation of the message (other than
whatever your mail package does).
> People on design teams who are sending out long messages get annoyed
> (they tell me) when their long messages come bouncing right back at
> them. They prefer "you have new mail" to be more accurate, they say.
> Is there any way to do it at all?
I don't think i understand that comment...they should be getting new
Kathy Madison SysAdmin, Department of Statistics
firstname.lastname@example.org College of LS&A, University of Michigan
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody
appreciates how difficult it was.