At 03:04 PM 9/13/1999 +1000, Les Bell wrote:
>This is probably a newbie question, but it's driving me nuts. . . I've set
>up a list which I want to be closed. It works fine as an open list.
>However, when I create a list-name.closed file, and try to approve a
>subscriber, Majordomo doesn't appear to handle the subscriber's email
>address correctly. For example, if I try to approve myself, by cutting and
>pasting the suggested "approve" command line:
>approve [PASSWORD] subscribe nc-instructors "Les Bell"
Try putting a back-slash (\) between the lines. MS Exchange likes
to do this on it's own.
>I get back the following reply:
>>>>> approve [PASSWORD] subscribe nc-instructors "Les Bell"
>**** Command '<firstname.lastname@example.org>' not recognized.
>**** Help for Majordomo@lists.lesbell.com.au
>and the list file just contains "Les Bell", which of course is not a valid
>address. IOW, majordomo is parsing the approve command and ignoring
>everything after the first string it sees following the listname.
>worse with a user agent like Netscape Communicator, which doesn't
>user name - then the log file contains a "WARNING: Illegal space in
>address: Les Bell" and the name doesn't get added to the list.
>Now, by my reckoning, these are valid email addresses per RFC822, and I'm
>going to have to deal with them. Is there some secret to modifying the
>approve command, or some other workaround? I can't believe I'm the first
>person to strike this, so it must be fairly easy . . . I hope! <g>
>--- Les [http://www.lesbell.com.au]
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