Thanks to those who responded.
I had to deactivate a list temporarily pending contact from its owner, as the owner's email address is bad, and it was bouncing hundreds of emails a day and bogging down the server. Not to mention that there were several bad addresses on the list that were bouncing to the list owner, creating quite a backlog in the mail queue. I commented out the mailinglist.alias lines for that list and ran the newaliases command and the list is now shut down, thanks :0)
Oddly enough, the list has been shut down now for several hours, you'd think that someone would write and ask what's happening, but they haven't, and it's a rather busy list, around 500 subscribers and over 200 incoming messages a day! LOL! But at least I won't have to deal with a couple hundred other angry owners who want to know why their mail through the server is being delayed or they are getting OS 451 errors or "cannot fork" errors!
Thanks for the input-
At 23:18 09/28/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>So long as you run 'newaliases' after commenting out the list aliases,
>your method will work.
>On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Lisa Bohm wrote:
>:Does anyone have a simple, quick method for temprarily deactivating a
>:list? Would simply commenting out the mailinglist.alias lines for that
>:particular list work, or is there something else?