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Subject: Re: turning off help replies
From: "Joe R. Jah" <jjah @ cloud . ccsf . cc . ca . us>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 11:06:22 -0800 (PST)
To: Ezra Bick <ebick @ etzion . org . il>
Cc: majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.91-heb-2.05.1040330154104.3961E-100000@etzion.org.il>

On Tue, 30 Mar 2004, Ezra Bick wrote:

> Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 15:46:25 +0200 (IST)
> From: Ezra Bick <ebick@etzion.org.il>
> To: majordomo-users@greatcircle.com
> Subject: turning off help replies
> 
> Is there a way for me to turn off the automatic sending of a HELP file 
> every time majordomo receives a message it does not understand?

  ftp://ftp.ccsf.org/majordomo-patches/1.94.5/noCommand_noBounce.0

Regrds,

Joe
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> The reason is the follows.
> 
> I am continually involved in mail loops (thousands of messages an hour) 
> between my majordomo and a differetn systems Sendmail, precipitated by 
> help messages. I assume that it begins with a virus sent to majordomo, 
> which sends back a help message (from majordomo-owner). For one reason or 
> another, that help message is rejected by the remote sendmail, which of 
> course sends a message to majordomo-owner about the reject. That message 
> triggers another help file.
> 
> On a number of occasions, the receiving mailbox is "full" (who knows - I 
> may have filled it up myself), and the two messages simply loop on and 
> on. This has crashed or severely impeded my system a number of times.
> 
> I would like to turn off the help file sent to every unrecognized 
> majordomo command. If that is impossible, I would like to turn off "help" 
> completely.



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