We too had a similar situation as described here. After examining the
headers, we determined that the recipient's mail server had auto reply on
and forwarded the "postings" back to majordomo as those it was another
posting. To: & From: looked like the original. We are using restrict_post.
To stop the "reposting", we used a line of our message_footer in the
taboo_body. It's been awhile but we have not had a problem since.
Frank Bax wrote:
> At 08:28 AM 7/3/01 -0700, Todd Lyons wrote:
> >#begin Frank Bax quotation:
> >>B) The mailing list affected by auto-reply was a closed list. Only Mike's
> >>email address is in the contacts.post file. How can auto-reply get
> >I'd be willing to bet that someone is sending email back to your
> >list-outgoing address instead of your list address. OR, the email is
> >coming back to list-owner and you get a copy of it (which is normal) and
> >nobody else on the list does. OR, the email is coming back to the list
> >and you get a copy bounced to you since you're the list-owner, but
> >nobody else on the list does.
> >The problem appears if one of the last two situtations is what's
> >happening and everybody _IS_ getting a copy of the message. Then I
> >would look to make sure that you are running through resend (or else the
> >features of majordomo don't get used). There's lots of examples in the
> >archives of Dan answering that very question. So I suppose the first
> >thing to do (if you have not done it already) is to post your aliases
> >and to post whether you have a virtuser entry for the list-outgoing
> >address that refuses mail.
> I did do a LOT of reading before I started this list, and thought I had it
> all covered. Config items you requested are listed below. As I look at
> the headers included in my original post, am I correct in saying it looks
> like the auto-reply actually looks like a forged copy of original? Except
> for the extra 'Received:' lines, it's identical to original. Perhaps
> that's how it got through?
> In virtusertable:
> email@example.com cfyc_majordomo
> firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
> Contacts@cfyc.org Contacts
> Contacts-Request@cfyc.org Contacts-Request
> Contacts-Approval@cfyc.org cfyc06
> Contacts-OutGoing@cfyc.org error:nouser User unknown
> Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org cfyc06
> owner-Contacts@cfyc.org cfyc06
> In majordomo.aliases:
> # CFYC Christ For Your City
> cfyc_majordomo: "|/home/majordomo/runtime/wrapper majordomo -C
> Contacts: "|/home/majordomo/runtime/wrapper resend -l contacts -C
> /home/majordomo/runtime/cfyc.cf Contacts-OutGoing,nobody"
> Contacts-OutGoing: :include:/home/majordomo/runtime/cfyc/contacts
> Contacts-Request: "|/home/majordomo/runtime/wrapper majordomo -l contacts
> -C /home/majordomo/runtime/cfyc.cf"
> Thanks, Frank