We did test majordomo's behaviour regarding accepting commands that are
being send in HTML, etc:
(The Mail Format can be changed in Outlook via Tools > Options > (Tab)
The tests were executed twice, once with and once without signature,
results were almost identical:
* Plain text
Test: lists, subscribe <listname>, unsubscribe <listname>
Results: all commands work as expected, with signature you receive some
additional error messages (Outlook does not automatically put a --
before a signature).
Test: subscribe <listname>
Result: some crap, but the command is executed correctly and the user
receives a welcome message. Can be circumvented: when sending a new
mail, select option Format > plain text
Additional test: send command with command in bold/color
Result: commands fails (<b>lists</b> is on one line now).
Resulsts: works fine
The same tests were executed with Netscape Messenger and produced about
the same resulsts.
Conclusion: majordomo seems to accept all commands, although the user
receives an e-mail with a lot of error messages and the lengthy help
If anybody has other test results, please post them here so everybody
can learn from them.
Daniel Liston wrote:
> Commands are only understood when sent in "plain text". Sorry, no
> HTML or rich text allowed when sending commands.
> Html messages to the list itself are fine... Look how yours came
> through this list without problems.
> Dan Liston
> > "Bennett, Jeff" wrote:
> > I must be doing something wrong here. I'm trying to send message commands to my list, but I keep getting the lines like subject: blah, blah, blah in the message body instead of the subject line.
> > How can I send messages to my list and have them come out formatted correctly?
> > Also, does anyone know how I'd send a HTML formatted message to the list and have it sent right.
> > Thanks.