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Subject: Re: large bouncing e-mail!
From: Daniel Liston <dliston @ netscape . com>
Organization: Netscape Communications Corp.
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:00:04 -0500
To: Bobby Eberle <bobby . eberle @ gopusa . com>
Cc: majordomo-users @ GreatCircle . COM
References: <>


Disable (comment out) the aliases for eaglelist, and rebuild the file
with `newaliases` or `sendmail -bi`. (assuming you run sendmail)

Assuming your list is not hosted, and you have root access to the
server, check the `mailq`.  You might be able to delete the message
in /var/spool/mqueue.

Read the FAQ, README, and all files in the Doc directory, then try
again.  Start simple.  Make your first list a non-archived, non-digest
list where majordomo only controls membership.

/etc/aliases file snippet;
majordomo: "|/pathto/majordomo/wrapper majordomo"
owner-majordomo: you@your.domain
eaglelist: :include:/pathto/majordomo/lists/eaglelist
owner-eaglelist: you@your.domain
eaglelist-request: you@your.domain
eaglelist-approval: you@your.domain

/pathto/majordomo/lists/eaglelist contents;

mv /pathto/majordomo/lists/eaglelist.config eaglelist.cfg.bak

Don't forget to rebuild aliases again with newaliases command.
If the above settings still LOOP when you test, the problem 
is in your file, your sendmail configuration, or
possibly even DNS or /etc/hosts file.

Dan Liston

Bobby Eberle wrote:
> Please help!
> I'm new to majordomo, and I was trying to set up a small list yesterday
> to test things out.  By the end of the day, things appeared to be
> working.
> However, this morning, I keep getting "BOUNCE" e-mail which are getting
> larger and larger.  The last one was over 4Mb, and it keeps repeating
> the same lines:
> >From  Wed Oct 10 08:00:09 2001
> Received: (from majordomo@localhost)
>         by (8.8.5/8.8.5) id HAA21178;
>         Wed, 10 Oct 2001 07:33:00 -0500
> Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 07:33:00 -0500
> From:
> Message-Id: <>
> To:
> Subject: BOUNCE    Non-member submission from
> []   Message too long (>40000 chars
> What can I do to stop this?  What is the problem?
> Thank you so much for the help.
> Bobby
> --
> ************************************************************
> Robert R. Eberle, Ph.D.
> President and CEO, GOPUSA
> GOPUSA - Bringing the conservative message to the Internet
> E-mail:
> Web:
> ************************************************************

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