What happens if you do the following on the system that receives mail?
sendmail -bv first
If it reports "...mail deliverable", Oh well, so much for my expertise:)
But on the other hand if its "...undeliverable"; now it's strictly a sendmail issue, I would say.
Try, 'chmod 777 /var/majordomo/lists/first-digest' and all it's ancestors.
Now if it works, then it's sendmail permission/setuid issue.
You local sendmail expert should be able to fix it.
I had a similar problem at 1.94.4 on HP-UX 10.20.
P.S. don't leave the permissions at '777'
Motorola - SPS/PEL
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> From: cazelski@BayNetworks.COM (Caroline F. Azelski)
> Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 12:07:44 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: Mail to list produces dead.letter
> To: majordomo-users@GreatCircle.COM
> Cc: cazelski@BayNetworks.COM (Caroline F. Azelski)
> Hi all,
> I recently installed 1.94.4 on a SunOS 4.1.4 machine and everything
> seems to be working fine except when I try to email to the list itself.
> I can subscribe, unsubscribe, get info, create a config file, etc, but
> when I try to send a message to the list I get a dead.letter in the
> majordomo main directory, /var/majordomo. Please see an example of
> the dead.letter at the end of this message.
> My test list is named first and resides on the newly installed
> majordomo server, lostworld, running SunOS 4.1.4. The sendmail server
> is a different machine, guitar, running Solaris 2.5. This is the
> first time I've tried to make the majordomo server a different machine
> from the sendmail server.
> Here are the majordomo aliases on lostworld:
> first-outgoing: :include:/var/majordomo/lists/first
> first: |"/var/majordomo/wrapper resend -l first -h lostworld -f owner-first first-outgoing"
> first-digest-outgoing: :include:/var/majordomo/lists/first-digest
> first-request: |"/var/majordomo/wrapper request-answer first"
> first-digest-request: |"/var/majordomo/wrapper request-answer first-digest"
> Note the error message below. The alias first-outgoing comes back
> with a 550 unknown user error. Unknown user? first-outgoing is an
> alias! What gives? The closest I could find to this problem in the
> archives is someone getting something close to this on a digest list
> after the regular list worked fine. No solution was forthcoming,
> Telneting to the mail ports of both guitar and lostworld and expn'ding
> the list aliases yields correct alias expansions for first and
> All hints, ideas, and thoughts appreciated.
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