I still need some guidance on this problem. I just noticed a bunch of lines
in the Log file, which were a bunch of help messages all destined for the
same address. I can only surmise that the help reply bounced between
'majordomo' and the mailer daemon, each sending help text back and forth,
instead of being returned to MajorDomo-owner.
Any idea on how I can change the behaviour so that help requests, etc. are
returned from Majordomo-owner and *not* Majordomo? This worked under 1.92,
but something changed under 1.93.
Thanks - Jim
From: US1RMC::WRKSYS::REISERT "Jim Reisert 30-Jan-1995 1358"
Subj: Interesting subscription problem with 1.93
I recently started a new list, and manually subscribed 16 people. I think
some of those addresses may have been bad. I watched the mail queue during
the subscription process, and noticed mail being sent from "majordomo" to
the postmaster daemon at our mail gateway. I can only assume that the info
packet to certain new subscribers bounced for some reason, and was returned
not to majordomo-owner (as it was in v1.92) but instead to majordomo. I
suspect Majordomo saw that text message come back (which was the "unable to
send mail to xyz" message from the daemon), which was then bounced back to
the postmaster daemon because it didn't contain valid Majordomo commands.
As a test, I just subscribed "firstname.lastname@example.org" to my test list, and
did not get a rejected mail message back, as I expected. I assume it took
the same route back to the daemon.
How did the change from "majordomo-owner" to "majordomo" take place between
1.92 and 1.93, and is there anything I can do about it?
Thanks - Jim
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