>Cindy Bishop writes:
>cbishop> I'm experiencing a somewhat bizarre majordomo problem. Namely,
>cbishop> emails seem to be sent out through majordomo without a problem
>cbishop> (that is, I subscribe and have gotten all of the emails without a
>cbishop> problem and so have several other people). However, I've gotten
>cbishop> several messages back from people who have said that they have not
>cbishop> receive one single message from our system since we've begun using
>I had a similar problem a while back. All of a sudden, for no apparent
>reason, certain subscribers (seemingly quite a large proportion of the 200
>total) just stopped getting any mail except for the odd one that slipped
>through somehow. The rest of us continued to receive the mail as normal.
I found this problem running with smail-3.1.29 using its mailing list
processing rather than the :include:listname in the aliases file with
list-name-outbound: list-name-outbound, list-name-archive,...
I found this problem goes away by cleaning up the list to remove everthing
but the e-mail address (no commented names, etc.). I wrote a perl script
that goes through a list file using the /usr/lib/sendmail -bv "address"
syntax to reduce the address to a clean form. There are probably more
elegant ways to do this, but this works and didn't require me to write an
address parsing program myself. I would be happy to post this cleanup
script if anyone is interested (or put it on our ftp site,
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