Since you are now managing the list, the owner/approval aliases should
point to your email address.
The aliases should be either in /etc/aliases or
/usr/share/majordomo/majordomo.aliases (substitute your own majordomo
installation directory path). Don't forget to run newaliases if you
are using sendmail.
Once you have the aliases set, send the unsubscribe request again. The
approval request will be sent to you with instructions.
If you want to find and/or change the list's subscribe/unsubscribe
policy, look at the file /usr/share/majordomo/lists/<my list>.config
and search for "subscribe_policy" and "unsubscribe_policy". There is
some documentation in the comments within the file.
I hope that helps. I'm a majordomo newbie too, so please correct me
if any of this is wrong. ;)
> From: "Mike Baggett" <email@example.com>
> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 22:35:23 -0400
> I'm a relative newbie at managing a mailing list. The list was originally
> setup by one of my employees who has since left for greener pastures.
> I tried to unsubscribe a user to our list and received a message back from
> ...has been forwarded to the owner of the "<my list>" list for approval.
> This could be for any of several reasons:
> You might have asked to subscribe to a "closed" list, where all new
> additions must be approved by the list owner.
> You might have asked to subscribe or unsubscribe an address other than
> the one that appears in the headers of your mail message.
> When the list owner approves your request, you will be notified.
> I assume the list owner must approve this request but I don't know how that
> occurs. I'm downloading everything I can find regarding Majordomo but I
> would appreciate any help I can get from this list. Thanks!
> ...Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From: "Mike Baggett" <email@example.com>