I've only had MD up and running since Friday the 16th, so I am not an
expert. I too have not seen any documentation saying anything like there's a
limit on th number of subscribees on a list. As mentioned below, perhaps
it is a perl problem, as I know that Red Hat 5.2 comes with a buggy
I hope you don't mind, but I forwarded your message onto the list to see if
the true experts could help you. My issue with Outlook simply comes from
the Reply portion.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help Mark.
On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, ELT News wrote:
> Dear Steve,
> I noticed a message you posted to the Majordomo-Users list. Below is a
> message I just posted and, from your message, I thought you might be able to
> cast some light on my problem. I'm trying to send the newsletter described
> below from Outlook Express. Only after reading your message did it occur to
> me that that may be the source of the problem.
> Thanks in advance for any help or advice,
> Mark McBennett
> ELT News
> Message follows:
> This is a cry for help from a newbie so please be patient!
> I've recently moved our company's newsletter over to a mailing list set up
> by our ISP here in Japan (they're using ver. 1.94.4 of Majordomo). The
> mailing list is simply a one-way means of distributing info about updates to
> our web site to people who subscribe to the newsletter. Having tested the
> list and found that it worked fine for a small sample of e-mail addresses, I
> subscribed all 2,700 or of our existing subscribers and sent the latest
> newsletter to the "elt-newsletter" list - or so I thought.
> People should have received the newsletter (about 4k of text)
> From: "ELT News".
> In fact what was sent was a blank message which came
> From: "owner-elt-newsletter@XXX" - XXX being our ISP's mailing list server.
> The only change between the successful test and the blank post was that the
> 2,700 people had been subscribed. I haven't found any mention of a limit to
> the number of subscribers Majordomo can handle (if there is one, I'm sure
> it's a lot more than 3,000). The only suggestion from the ISP has been that
> maybe having addresses with "earthlink.net" is causing a problem (surely
> The only evidence that I can find which may help to solve the mystery is
> that the "Message-ID" of a successful test consistently has the domain name
> of our ISP's mail server whereas the blank, failed message's "Message-ID"
> always has the domain name of their Majordomo server.
> Needless to say, our subscribers are getting pretty annoyed about receiving
> blank e-mail. Having been assured by the ISP that the problem was fixed
> (they just created a new config file), I tried again - and sent another
> blank message out to 2,700 people!
> Is there possibly a problem caused by the mailer or version of PERL they're
> using? Or does the above sound familiar to anyone?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark McBennett