On Sat, 2003-02-08 at 04:44, Professional Software Engineering wrote:
I know it may sound like a stupid question, but did you actually
uns*bscribe and then res*bscribe to this list?
Good question, but I did.
Unless something has changed recently, the procmail list has an annoying
configuration: it allows posts from nonsubscribers (which is why I continue
to filter the procmail list through spam filters before allowing it into my
inbox, whereas many other lists are filtered before spam checks). Thus,
it's possible to post from a plussed address which isn't subscribed to the
list, but receive your post from the list at a non-plussed address which is
Even managed to send a non-subscribed post myself during the change to
Because the test message which I sent to you originally was _BCC'd_ to you,
if you saw plussing in the message headers, it should be indicative that
your mail host actually stores plussed information during processing. The
messages delivered by a mailing list aren't really any different - they're
delivered as BCC'd messages.
Will look into this further in case by filter isn't picking up BCC'd
messages. I know I can pick up plussed email - had a friend send me one
as a check.
Hmm, I don't recall doing so. List messages travel from the senders mail
host to the list mail host, and from there to the subscribers' mailhosts,
whereas a b/cc travels from the senders mail host directly to your mail
host. Nothing unusual about that, nor "different" about the routing in
that this is how it always works - obviously the two routes are different.
Sorry, I probably misunderstood something in a previous post.
Feb 7 22:48:16 rrl03 procmail: Denying special privileges for
'man procmail' search for 'deny'.
mmmmm...didn't read that man page.....ooops.
Hmm, who owns /etc/procmailrcs on your system anyway? I suspect you had to
create the dir yourself, and if so, even it might not have the right
perms. I don't put forth the following as the "one true way", but it's
what is on my systems and has run for years:
$ ls -ald /etc/procmailrcs
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Feb 4 17:54 /etc/procmailrcs/
Okay, I'm embarrassed, I've got a typo in my /etc/procmailrcs dir
........too many late nights...........aaarrrrh!
Thanks again Sean for your patience, guess I need to check for the
obvious a bit more.
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