[ Christopher Adams writes: ]
> I have been trying to get this approve messages figured out, and am
> making small advances, but I still have a few questions. I am using
> Pine mail and have "full headers" and "enable pipe" turned on. I have
> a .majordomo file in my home directory with the listname, password,
> and majordomo address for each list, on a separate line. Here is the
> If I get a request to approve an address (with "approve in the subject
> field), I can pipe the message successfully for approval. If there is
> a "bounce" in the subject field, I use the same routine for approval,
> and it appears to work, but the message is never sent to the list.
> This is for moderated lists, and messages that are hung up because of
> administrivia turned on. Can someone enlighten me as to how to treat
> the messages with "bounce" in the subject field as opposed to those
> that have "approve"?
Exactly the same way. Sorta sounds like approve isn't getting the
complete Subject header, but you can run approve with a '-d' option so
that instead of mailing the approved message it displays it on stdout.
Also be sure you're using the version of approve that matches your Mj
installation (compare it to the file in the source distribution).