I think the non-member-bounce is an add-on/patch to majordomo 1.94.5 from
Joe's site, and not part of the standard distribution (yet).
While many (including myself) find this patch extremely useful, there
should be a warning that 90+% of internet mail today is spam, and more
than 90% of that is from a forged address that will either bounce, or
just anger an innocent recipient because your non-member message just
appeared to them as spam.
It is better to post rules for your list on a web page, or in the auto-
help message from majordomo than to risk the undeliverable, unexpected,
or unwanted auto-replies from your list. Other choices/options are to
open your list, exposing it to much spam, or moderate it, exposing the
moderator to much spam.
Ed Kasky wrote:
At 05:49 AM Monday, 9/10/2007, Francl Fabien wrote -=>
How can one warn a person whom it does not have the rights to write
with a list
If you mean to inform someone who attempts to post to a closed list to
which they are not subscribed, take a
look at the following in the list config:
# non_member_bounce [enum] (sender) <resend>
# One of four values: blank, sender, sender-owner or no_one. If
# left blank the message is bounced to the list owner. Sender
# allows the sender to be notified in addition to the owner
# receiving the bounced message. Sender-owner causes the sender to
# be notified, but not the owner. no_one should be self-expanatory
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