In message <Pine.SUN.3.91.950115031920.14321Efirstname.lastname@example.org>,
Steven Thornton writes:
>I've seen the config file, and the Reply-to option, but I know nothing at
>all about Perl and not too damn much about unix (SunOS in our case),
You shouldn't be touching any of the perl code, just change the per
list config file. The procedure for doing that is in the majordomo
README. In brief, assuming the password for your list is foobar you do
send email to majordomo with the command:
config indiepop foobar
edit the received message so that the first line before the
config file is:
newconfig indiepop foobar
set the reply_to variable
reply_to = email@example.com
email the new config file back to majordomo
You may want to be careful with this. Some stupid mailers use the
reply-to address to send bounces to. This could result in a nasty loop
if you are unlucky.
>Question number two: we naturally get occasional mail problems that
>result in bounced messages. Can someone point me to a good place to look
>for help in interpreting these messages? Some of them are easy --
>"mailbox full" or "lockf(usr/spool/mail/user)", but some of them are
>Also, is there any way to set majordomo up so that
>all the bounces come to ME as list-owner, and NOT to the original sender?
If you are using resend for mail distribution, this should already be
happening. See if messages to the list have a sender: header in them.
Also the "From " (that's "From" followed by a space) line should show
the same as the header line. If not make sure the sender variable is
set in the config file.
If it is, check to see if resend is being used. If it isn't then there
is no way to set the reply-to or sender addresses. Resend is the only
way majordomo can change the messages on the mailing list.
Also, even with the sender: header and the concurrent envelope setting
(reflected in the "From " line), some mailers will always bounce to
the From: line, or to the reply-to lineor something equally as stupid.
>I've got complaints about people getting lots of bounces, expecially when
>one goes haywire and bounces a dozen times or so.