The dynamic and resourceful Mike Oliver commented:
>> This message (some headers trimmed) results in essentially an empty
>> acknowledgement from majordomo, and no followon subscription activity.
>> The strange [from: ] header in the body iseems to be the culprit, but
>Majordomo is choking on the hyphen that starts this line:
>> -- [ From: Carl Cutright * EMC.Ver #2.5.3 ] --
>Majordomo thinks that any line that begins with a hyphen indicates the
>beginning of a signature, and once it encounters a signature it stops
>looking for commands to process. So it never even sees the:
>There are a few ways around this problem. You can ask your wannabe
>subscriber to get rid of that leading hyphen (just sticking a space in
>front of it will do the trick), or you can undertake to do list
>interactions manually on his behalf, or (if you're a Perl hacker) you
>can try to make Majordomo a little smarter about detecting signatures.
Having had the same problem, I queried my Prodigy users about that message
fronter all their mail has, and that confused majordomo. They tell me that
they cannot get rid of that line, indeed they never see it.
Happily, the problem should become extinct later this year, when Prodigy
solves its Y2K problem by shutting permanently (my users tell me).
Karen. [and since I'm not a perl hacker, I picked door number 2]