When you say "trouble with the approval cycle" are you actually meaning
to say "the confirmation request"? This happens if you have your list's
subscribe_policy set to open+confirm. Are you running majordomo 1.94.5?
If you are, there is a patch to the confirmation code that makes life a
little easier in this area.
As a side note, the default bits provided via tarball at greatcircle.com
do not create this error from sendmail, nor does any of the quoting in
the majordomo.cf file. Has somebody hand modified any of the majordomo
Even clicking on the portion of the error that you quoted gives me the
correct message compose window with the To: field properly completed for
me. The bigger question is this, "Why does majordomo ask you to send a
reply to xxxx.nt.edu.au if the $whereami is atlantic.xxxx.nt.edu.au?".
Is sendmail stripping the hostname off the domain address? Is this a
hard coded change in one of the perl scripts?
Nicholas Kirlew wrote:
> Hello All,
> We are going great guns with sendmail/majordomo as newbies, but we are
> having have trouble with the approval cycle for majordomo.
> The generated emails that require responding to:
> - - If you really want this action to be taken, please send the following
> - - commands (exactly as shown) back to "email@example.com":
> Have a quotation extra at the end or a missing quotation at the front. I
> know not which. But I suspect the info is coming from majordomo.cf.So the
> email generated by clicking on the mailto is incorrect and generates an
> unballanced error, 553 5. If I send the response to the correct address
> typed by hand (no quotes) things progress as expected.
> - - # $whereami -- What machine am I running on?
> - - #
> - - $whereami = "atlantic.xxxx.nt.edu.au";
> - - # $whoami -- Who do users send requests to me as?
> - - #
> - - $whoami = "majordomo\@$whereami";
> I have searched the web and can only get a few hits on that error #, none of
> which seem to be the answer. Any assist or directions to look gratefully
> Nick Kirlew
> Network Manager
> Northern Territory Open Education Centre
> 08 8922 2174