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Date:      Sat, 09 Jan 1999 21:14:11 +0000
From:      Karl Pielorz <>
To:        Sue Blake <>
Cc:,, freebsd-isp@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Majordomo
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000101be3bd4$b08982a0$> <> <> <> <>

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> > Hmmm... Are you sure you don't mean _sendmail_ will refuse to process the
> > aliases with "Warning file xxxxx is insecure" or similar? Rather than
> > Majordomo?
> No, no, sorry, this is not in any way to do with aliases, it's just an
> extra caution for people running recent versions of sendmail (as the
> original poster indicated in the other part I had quoted). It's a
> problem which I've seen people go through hell trying to track down.
> Still, you'd expect a sensible error message like that for this problem
> too, wouldn't you. Doesn't happen. I had something strange like
> majordomo appeared to function correctly, made its little archives and
> so on, but the subscribers never actually received their copies. No
> errors, no complaints, sneaky little bugger it was. But other
> majordomo users reported different types of strange behaviour, never
> obvious where the real problem might be, and much of the symptoms
> downright misleading.

Well, when it happened to us - Sendmail used to complain bitterly when you
started it up, having said that - all the above is valid - and even better
it's now in the searchable archives so others can find it when needed <G>...


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