You can turn this feature off by changing this setting in your config file:
# administrivia [bool] (yes) <resend>
# Look for administrative requests (e.g. subscribe/unsubscribe) and
# forward them to the list maintainer instead of the list.
administrivia = no
There is a benefit if you leave it as is in your case (i.e.
administrivia=yes). As it says in the config, it will intercept requests
to sub/unsub that were sent to the list address instead of majordomo itself.
At 11:56 PM 9/29/99 -0400, Matthew Emmerton wrote:
>A few of our users have been having problems sending messages to our lists.
>After triple-checking all the permissions, configurations, and all, I
>finally figured out what the problem was.
>All of these users were sending messages to the list which read along the
>lines of "hey, i was just reading this list that I subscribe to, and found
>this cool bit of information."
>Majordomo was plucking the 'subscribe' keyword out of the first line, and
>then creating a bounce message. I did some quick tests, and it only does
>this for the 'subscribe', 'unsubscribe' and 'cancel' commands. (Any other
>command embedded in the first line of a message doesn't create a bounce, and
>the mail gets propagated to the list as expected.)
>Is this normal behaviour? Is there a way to stop it? I don't see any
>reason why these commands should be treated differently than all others - in
>fact, I think they shouldn't be plucked from the midst of a sentence, but
>should only be treated as keywords if they are the first element of a line
>(excepting whitespace, of course.)
>Comments or suggestions?