> I'm fearful about going live with the list so, --- what are some
> sure-fire ways to pull the plug on the list and play it SUPER SAFE, end
> mail-loops, flame-wars, etc? What do the pro's do?
I had to switch a list to moderated mode when some of the subscribers (five)
started acting like little criminals, claiming the list was a democracy and
lots of rubbish like that, general misbehaviour, calling me a nazi for
unsubscribing a user who had violated my rules. My rules allow
my posting of administration messages (I like to call these administrivia :)
like majordomo does something else!) on the list, and there was a user who
started complaining on the list that I (the listowner) was being off-topic,
when in fact according to my own list's rules I was allowed to the posts.
It's as if a guest to your house starts complaining to something you are doing
to your own house !
So I had to kick him off and the other four started to support him and calling
me and everyone who supported me a nazi, general foul and filthy language ensued
from these guys. They eventually got banned from my majordomo and from some
other majordomos/listservs elsewhere.
> By pulling the plug, I'd like to allow for subscription requests to
> continue - so mail sent to email@example.com should stay active. Might
> be nice to allow for other commands about the list info, which, info,
> etc. But, I want to be sure that no mail would go to the list(s).
> My newbie guess says one option is to go to the alais file and comment
> out the list with
> # as the first character of each line.
> At the same time I would put a new alias into the top of the alias file
> and and reflect all list mail to the list owner too -- while the #
> comments are in place later in the file.
> Is that it? Mess with alias file and make mail with list address go to
> list-owner and all coments to list with #s. ??
> When this is up and running as it should be, I should be able to send in
> a MODERATE mode with a new list config file, but I've got a ways to go
> before then...
> I saw an older thread in the searchable archives -- but the reasons in my
> case are different:
> At 9:55 5/30/95, RS wrote:
> >Is there any way to temporarily suspend the operation of a Majordomo
> >system --- subscription, mailing list activity et al --- but not have
> >the messages bounce or disappear?
> So long as you are running an SMTP Server, all messages addressed to
> Majordomo will be accepted and queued until it comes back up. If there is
> no SMTP server running, then the mail will sit on the sender's Server
> waiting for your Server to come back up. If you're only down for a day or
> 2, nothing should get lost (just delayed).
> Mark Rauterkus, Publisher, S.S.S.