I'm a new Majordomo user, new list subscriber, and no lurker at all. :) So
please excuse me if I ask a FAQ (actually, I have read the FAQ, but I didn't
find any answer to my problem).
I am a server administrator, and I have created a mailing list with
Majordomo 1.9x (I guess it's 1.93). I want this list to be moderated, and to
accept postings only by me.
The problem is that any message can get through (from any address, even if
not subscribed) without being approved: the message will *not* be forwarded
to me for approval, instead it will be distributed directly to the list.
Now, I'm sure *I* am doing something wrong. Can anyone find out what's wrong
with my configuration? I've tried to figure it out myself for the past five
hours, but my lack of experience with both Majordomo and Unix systems leaves
me no choice but to ask for help!
Here's the configuration file for the list, stored in the file
../Lists/an-info.config (where "myaddress" is my email address, "mypassword"
the list password and "an-info" the name of the list):
admin_passwd = mypassword
administrivia = yes
advertise << END
approve_passwd = mypassword
comments << END
date_info = yes
debug = no
description = blah blah..
digest_issue = 1
digest_name = an-info
digest_volume = 1
maxlength = 40000
message_footer << END
message_fronter << END
message_headers << END
moderate = yes
mungedomain = yes
noadvertise << END
precedence = normal
private_get = yes
private_index = no
private_info = no
private_which = no
private_who = yes
purge_received = no
reply_to = myaddress
restrict_post = /an-info.res
# an-info.res is a file I created in the /Lists subdir, containing various
# email addresses used by me. Just in case I need to use a different address
sender = owner-an-info
strip = yes
subject_prefix = AN-INFO:
subscribe_policy = open
And here's the aliases file (where "myaddress" is my address or an alias),
my system runs sendmail 8.6.12
# Majordomo stuff
majordomo: "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper majordomo"
# AN-Info stuff
an-info-request: "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper request-answer an-info"
I don't think there's need to post the majordomo.cf file. The only thing
that I've changed from the standard file is the "$whereami" line.
Thanks in advance for any help!!