Re: [Q] Majordomo problems - subject_prefix & message_footer
Lars Snith <lars @
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 10:34:12 +0200
<firstname.lastname@example.org> <IaSY6QCM+0Q9EwML@bespin.tne.co.uk> <email@example.com>
Eric Gorr wrote:
> At 2:57 AM +0100 7/28/02, Colin F Reynolds wrote:
> >Eric Gorr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> >>In my config file which I got from sending the 'config' command to the
> >>server, I see:
> >>subject_prefix = $LIST
> >>message_footer << END
> >>Some footer text
> >>However, when sending a message to the mailing list, neither
> >>subject_prefix nor message_footer information is being used.
> >Hi, Eric. I had the same trouble... I found (somewhere? ... it's not
> >in the FAQ) that the problem with the subject_prefix not being
> >expanded was due to not using "resend" on the outgoing mail alias,
> >listname: "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper resend -l listname
> >listname-going-out, null"
> >When I made sure it went through resend, the subject line worked fine. I have:
> > subject_prefix = [$LIST]
> How can I setup these aliases or find how they are currently defined?
> The problem might turn out to be that tera-byte.com, although they do
> allow me to setup a mailing list, may not allow me to make any
> modifications to the defaults.
> Will I need their cooperation in order to make the modification you
> suggest above?
I am myself in exactly the same situation as Eric, using tera-byte.com
virtual servers. While the setup using web-based Ensim certainly makes
a majordomo mailing list, it is not fully configured, and the resend
option(s) are completely ignored. Attempts to enter the above advice
via Ensim unfortunately creates somewhat of a mess.
Now, it is fully possible to alter the configuration files directly,
using SSH TelNet. But to avoid creating an even greater mess I would
very much like some thorough documentation on the setup of majordomo
in general and aliases in particular. I have found virtually nothing
about the latter in the documentation. Possibly I have been looking
in the wrong places? Any hints/advice would be greatly appreciated!
/Lars Snith, mailto:email@example.com