I use Eudora for approvals. Eudora does a couple of things that cause
problems, it wraps lines, may add a signature, and may encode the
messages, all of which are bad.
In Eudora 3.1 or above you can create both personalities and stationary.
Using both I ahve been able to create a pretty foolproof way of approving
I make the personality "list-owner" with no signature.
I create a stationary with the Approve line as the first line, and a
<replace me with "blah blah blah" message text> on the next line (no blank
line). I also set no encoding, no signature, and no line wrap for the
stationary (which are saved with the stationary).
Then I, or whoever is using it, just has to take the message (in my case
the pop server splits it for me), click "blah blah blah" for full
headers, and do a copy and paste over the <> in my stationary, or do a
"reply with..." the stationary and delete the <> line. Once it is set
up it is very easy. I also hav eones set to send system commands to
majordomo such as approve subscribe adn unsubscribe, just pick the one
you want and replace the brackets.
Interestingly enough my pop server (qualcomm's popper) splits the notice
messages (eg approve, bounce) into two messages, the "header" message and
the "real" message. I have confirmed that this is really done at the pop
server not within eudora (the server itself lists two messages for a
On Mon, 28 Sep 1998, Hanson, Alan wrote:
> Majordomo 1.94.4
> Solaris 2.5
> Mail server is Solaris system
> All users have PC's and are using Microsoft Outlook or Eudora for their mail
> as well as the list owners.
> I have set up a moderated list that works correctly on the UNIX side. The
> owner of the list can approve
> postings to the list by issuing the required "approved:<password>" keywords
> when they are logged into
> the UNIX boxes.
> PROBLEM: It is required to use Outlook and/or Eudora mail systems. When
> attempting to approve the
> postings using either of these mail systems, the owner gets a bounced
> message back showing
> the "approved: <password>" and nothing is posted to the list indicating that
> Majordomo thinks this is
> another posting to the moderated list.
> I believe I seen somewhere there may be a problem using other mail
> applications that may put in extra
> stuff so majordomo does not recognize the commands.
> Can anyone assist me with a location to look for finding out how to fix this
> Thanks in advance.