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Majordomo for Undercover subscribers
This Majordomo help file has been customized for subscribers to
Undercover and Undercover-digest, two lists run from the Internet host
Last Update: 09-Feb-1997
Majordomo is a program which:
* immediately distributes e-mail, which has been sent to one single
mailing list address, to a list of recipients who voluntarily
subscribe to the list
* distributes at an appointed time an accumulated log of the day's
individual email messages (a digest) to a list of people who wish
to receive it that way
* automatically handles subscribing to and unsubscribing from the
* responds to basic information requests about the lists
Subscribing, Unsubscribing, and posting to Undercover using Majordomo
are all explained in detail elsewhere.
But there are other functions you can have Majordomo perform for you
for once you are subscribed to a list, and here we explain some of the
rarely used commands that majordomo obeys. It is important that all
commands to majordomo be phrased and spelled exactly the way they are
given here. Because majordomo is a computer program, it is very
literal-minded and can only understand commands which exactly match
the ones it was taught.
Here's a list of the things you can tell majordomo to do. You send it
these commands by sending mail to email@example.com, leaving the
subject line blank, and including each command as a separate line of
What the email to majordomo says: What majordomo does when it receives
- help Majordomo replies with a list of commands
- subscribe some-list-name Majordomo subscribes the sender to the named
- subscribe some-list-name some-address Majordomo subscribes the
supplied address to the named list.
- unsubscribe some-list-name Majordomo unsubscribes the sender from the
named list if the sender sent the mail from exactly the address he was
- unsubscribe some-list-name some-email-address Majordomo unsubscribes
the supplied address from the named list.
- which Majordomo replies with a catalogue of the mailing lists the
sender is subscribed to.
- which some-email-address Majordomo replies with a catalogue of the
mailing lists which some-email-address is subscribed to.
- lists Majordomo replies with a catalogue of the mailing lists it
handles at that site, with a half-line description of each list.
- info some-list-name Majordomo sends back the summary information about
the list named some-list-name.
- who some-list-name Majordomo replies with a list of the e-mail
addresses which are subscribed to some-list-name.
- index some-list-name Majordomo replies with an index of the filenames
available automatically via email. Usually, these files are the
archives of the list you name in the command.
- get some-list-name some-file-name Majordomo sends the specific file
back in e-mail, if it is available. Use the INDEX command to see what
files are available for a list.
- end Majordomo ignores anything in a letter which comes after the
command end instead of trying to treat it as a command. If you have a
signature or other text at the end of your letter, use end as the last
Not all of these commands are necessarily usable for any given list;
the administrator for that list can turn these commands off. The
command which most often gets turned off is subscribe. The list owner
can tell majordomo to require a password before letting people get
subscribed to the list -- in which case a subscribe command is
forwarded to the list owner (administrator). Similarly, majordomo can
be told not to give out information about the list without the owner's
password, or not to resend the mail sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org to the subscribers without the
owner's approval first. If majordomo can understand a request but has
been told not to obey it without a password, majordomo will forward
the request to the list owner; the owner can then approve or deny the
Sometimes list subscribers may need to reach a person instead of the
majordomo program. The majordomo program will automatically forward
mail that needs password approval to the list owner. However, if you
need to contact your list owner directly, you can send mail to the
owner of a list by sending mail to
(Modified from a work written by E. Elizabeth Bartley
Copyright 1994, by The University of Chicago.)
e-mail : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : +(972)-(0)3-9490977 (home), +(972)-(0)9-9526557 (work)
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