My prior experience with exactly this problem was this:
I had several lists set up on my machine. All but ONE of them worked fine.
The remaining list did exactly as you described: All mail sent to it went
(apparently) straight to /dev/null. I couldn't figure it out for the longest
time; I went into the aliases file, where I had ALL the lists set up, and it
looked just like all the others in form.
Finally, I HAPPENED to notice that some of the file permissions for the
errant list were different from those of the corresponding files for the
working lists. I investigated, and found that in some cases I had given the
"Others" write permission on the file. Well, my understanding is that Mj
will not allow this. So I carefully changed all the file permissions to
exactly the values of the other lists' files, and *voila*! The problem went
Might be worth checking out.
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
> -----Original Message-----
> From: majordomo-users-owner@GreatCircle.COM
> [mailto:majordomo-users-owner@GreatCircle.COM]On Behalf Of Jeff Lasman
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 4:23 PM
> To: majordomo-users@GreatCircle.COM
> Subject: everything sent to majordomo disappears
> This is a preliminary try at this question, I've just had to stop working
> on a project because I'm beginning a trip this weekend. I'm leaving in a
> few hours and won't be near a computer again after tonight until Monday...
> So this isn't something where you should really scratch your head, but if
> you have any idea at all, what might cause majordomo to completely ignore
> all email? Everything to majordomo@domain just disappears. I did a
> sendmail -bv and the alias is correct. The config file appears to be
> correct and the ./wrapper test works fine.
> For what it's worth, this is a multi-domain installation, and
> it's set up a
> "majord" not at "majordomo", since it's a second installation on
> a Cobalt Raq3.
> Got any ideas? I'd love to be able to call the client and tell him I've
> fixed it before my two-week trip is over.
> Thanks for any help; I'll read all email to email@example.com as
> long as I'm travelling, and I'll kill it when I return.