> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of BubblyBabs
> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 3:55 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: how to identify owner on established list and other questions
> I am a newbie to majordomo and would appreciate everyone taking that into
> consideration when and if they reply... I don't mean to offend with the
> comment above, however, I've seen some of the replies given by some people
> and hope to not become their target with this email...
> My website host has installed majordomo for me and I am unable to
> get to any
> files pertaining to it - they are hidden from me...
> I see (after reading the readme and the FAQ on this page:
> http://www.greatcircle.com/majordomo/ that I am able to try to configure
> majordomo via email interface... However, I understand I must have a
> password in order to obtain a config file... I have emailed my webhost
> asking what the password should be...
> I have tried many commands from subscribe to who to help (in the
> email body)
> without any results other than the emails go through the list as if there
> were no commands in them...
Your commands should not go through the list. Did you perhaps send them to
the list adress (email@example.com) instead of majordomo
> I am not sure where to go from here... (As I said earlier) I've already
> emailed my host to ask if there is a password I am supposed to use... If
> they are unable to give me one, what do I do then? They'll
> already told me
> it will have to wait until Monday...
Try mylist.admin as password (replacing mylist with the real name of your
list). Maybe that's the initial password.
> I am able to put people into the mailing list manually by going to my
> siteadmin but I'd prefer it if I could have it so people could
> subscribe and
> unsubscribe without intervention... The way the webhost provider has it
> set up, I can make or delete a mailing list via a webpage
> interface without
> using a password... I guess I need to ask if this interface is a program
> called majorcool... My host is on a cobolt server if that helps...
If you are using MajorCool you will see that. MajorCool does not hide its
> I'd also like to have it so that specific words are in the
> subject line (for
> instance, for this list I'd have [majordomo] )... Is that possible? I
> don't see a reference to doing that (though, there's so much to
> read that I
> may have missed that piece of information...
Have a look at subject_prefix in the config file of your list.
> Also, how do I make it so that bounced emails don't just
> disappear? I made
> a test email account and sent it a ton of emails with attachments
> so that I
> knew it would bounce and then added it to the mailing list... No bounced
> messages come through the mailing list (yeah!) but they just seem to
> disappear... I'll never know if someone is bouncing and needs to
> be removed
> from the list...
Bounced mail should go to the address given at the moderator statement in
the config file or to the list-approval address if that statement is not
set. If it is not going to you, you are probably not the moderator of the
list. Try to mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and check if your message is
coming back to you.
> So, I guess I'm basically asking if all of what I want to do
> above hedge on
> my being able to get a password for each mailing list I can make or do I
> need to email the mailing list telling it I'm the owner and that
> it now has
> a password as well as telling it the other commands I've mentioned above?
> Or, do I need to tell the mailing list I am the owner?
You cannot tell majordomo you are the owner of a list unless you change the
> Thank-you very much for reading this post... I hope I was not too
> confusing in regards to the information I presented...