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x (asterisk)
   LISTSERV Lite header file, 77, 198
   LISTSERV Lite subscriber names, 84
> (greater than)
   escape character for From headers, 2
   in replies (sendmail), 93
- (hyphen)
   Majordomo config file, 55, 235
   Majordomo requests, 229
. (period)
   LISTSERV Lite filenames, 203
   terminating a message (sendmail), 93
# (pound sign)
   Listproc config directives, 218
   Listproc X-Comment header, 222, 226
   LISTSERV Lite configuration directives, 196
   Majordomo config file, 55, 235
   SmartList configuration files, 176, 250

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abuse of mailing lists, 100-103
accept file (SmartList), 179, 185, 251
accept2 file (SmartList), 179, 185
acceptable use policy, 18
accept.txt file (SmartList), 178, 180
accounts (see server account)
add_list.sh script (Listproc), 147
ADD request (LISTSERV Lite), 258
address books, 6
addresses (see aliases; mailing list addresses/aliases; moderator addresses; owner addresses/ aliases; subscriber addresses/ aliases)
administration
   Listproc, 49-52, 104-147
   LISTSERV Lite, 83-86, 189-208
   Majordomo, 63-66, 148-167
   SmartList, 70-72, 184-188
administrator (see entries under owner)
Aleks, Norman (MLM FAQs), 11
aliases, 6, 9-10, 16
   Listproc
      mailing list aliases, 126, 131, 223
      server alias, 125
   LISTSERV Lite
      file aliases, 203, 205
      mailing list aliases, 190, 194, 201
      search request alias, 202
      server alias, 190
   Majordomo, 155
      mailing list aliases, 149, 157-158
      owner aliases, 53
   sendmail, 88-89
   SmartList, 173
   (see also mailing list addresses/aliases; owner addresses/aliases; personal aliases; subscriber addresses/
aliases)
.aliases file (Listproc), 130, 214, 217
aliases file (sendmail), 88, 91
Allman, Eric (sendmail), 87
alternate recipients file (Listproc), 217
approve request
   Listproc, 212
   Majordomo, 231
approve script (Majordomo), 63, 155, 234
approve.1 manual page (Majordomo), 155, 235
Approved headers
   Majordomo, 65
   SmartList, 181
arch_retrieve script (SmartList), 245
arch_trunc script (SmartList), 184-185, 245
archive config directive (Listproc), 133, 227
archive-dir directory (Listproc), 133
archive file (Listproc), 217
archive_mh.pl script (Majordomo), 151
Archive-Name headers (Listproc), 228
archive passwords
   Listproc, 227
   Majordomo, 161
archive.pl script (Majordomo), 151
archive program (Majordomo), 163
archive request (SmartList), 243
archive servers (SmartList), 173, 186-187
archive2.pl script (Majordomo), 151
archived files (see archives)
Archive-Name headers (Listproc), 134
archives, 19, 37-38
   Listproc, 132-137
      automatic archiving, 133-134
      digests in, 134
      directories for, 216
      help, 49
      indexes of, 132-133, 211
      manual archiving, 134
      naming files, 133-134, 228
      passwords for, 133, 135, 227
      retrieving files from, 211
      searching, 211
      size of, 221
   LISTSERV Lite, 203-206
      automatic archiving, 204-205
      controlling access to, 204-205
      creating, 74-75
      frequency of archiving, 204
      indexes of, 257
      initiating archiving, 203
      manual archiving, 205
      naming files, 205
      retrieving files from, 257
      troubleshooting, 205
   Majordomo, 161-165
      automatic archiving, 54, 163-164
      controlling access to, 237
      creating, 151, 161-164
      directories for, 231
      indexes of, 163, 230
      listing, 163
      passwords for, 161
      retrieving files from, 230
   sendmail, 89, 93
   SmartList, 184-187
      archive server, 173, 186-187
      controlling access to, 185
      creating, 184-185
      help about, 247
      indexes of, 186, 243
      listing, 243
      number of files per archive request, 243
      number of messages archived, 69, 250
      processing, 248
      retrieving files from, 243, 245, 251
      searching within files, 243, 245
      truncating, 245
archives directory
   Listproc, 108, 216
   LISTSERV Lite, 206
   Majordomo, 153, 231
archive.txt file (SmartList), 177, 247
asterisk (x)
   LISTSERV Lite header file, 77, 198
   LISTSERV Lite subscriber names, 84
automatic archiving
   Listproc, 133-134
   LISTSERV Lite, 204-205
   Majordomo, 54, 163-164
auto-reply (see loops)

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backup list header (LISTSERV Lite), 258
backup moderators, 29
backup password (Majordomo), 231
Baker, David (LWgate), 24
batch config directive (Listproc), 220
batching requests (Listproc), 220
Bcc (blind carbon copy) headers, 4
Bernstein, D. J. (qmail MTA), 41
bin directory (LISTSERV Lite), 195, 259
bin directory (Majordomo), 234
.bin directory (SmartList), 172, 245-247
BITNET, LISTSERV Lite and, 196
blind carbon copy (Bcc) headers, 4
body (of messages), 1
bottled_reply script (sendmail), 94
bounce-remind script (Majordomo), 153, 165, 233
bounce script (Majordomo), 66, 155, 233-234
bounced mail, 14, 25-26
   Listproc, 114, 142, 144-145
   LISTSERV Lite, 85-86, 199
   Majordomo, 66, 165-166, 233-234
   sendmail, 90
   SmartList, 70, 178, 247, 250
   troubleshooting, 96-98
bounces mailing list (Majordomo), 165, 233
bounces.config file (Majordomo), 165
bulk (mail precedence), 5, 98
   Listproc, 221
   Majordomo, 239
bulk_mailer (MTA), mailing lists and, 41
bursting digests, 32, 36

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C compilers, Listproc and, 110
canned_reply script (sendmail), 93
carbon copy (Cc) headers, 4
carriage-return, Listproc and, 116
catmail program (Listproc), 105, 214
   failure handling, 145-147
   files used by, 218
   moderating lists with, 51, 126, 212, 224
Cc (carbon copy) headers, 4
ceiling config directive (Listproc), 226
Chapman, Brent (Majordomo), 21, 148
charters (for mailing lists), 17-19
checkdist request (SmartList), 70, 244
choplist program (SmartList), 175, 245
CJL (Command Job Language), 190
closed mailing lists, 19, 21
   Listproc, 50, 120
   LISTSERV Lite, 77, 84
   Majordomo, 59, 241
Command Job Language (CJL), 190
command reference (see request reference)
comment config directive (Listproc), 129, 222, 226
compiling (see building)
concealed mailing lists
   Listproc, 120, 220
   LISTSERV Lite, 78, 199
   Majordomo, 57, 236
concealed subscribers
   Listproc, 128, 210, 225
   LISTSERV Lite, 256
config_parse file (Majordomo), 234
config request (Majordomo), 158, 230
config-test script (Majordomo), 233
configuration directives/keywords
   Listproc, 218-228
   LISTSERV Lite, 76-81
   Majordomo, 235-241
   SmartList, 250-254
configuration files
   Listproc, 52, 119-122
   Majordomo, 55-62, 156, 158, 230-231, 234
confirmation notices, LISTSERV Lite, 75
connection timed out (error message), 25
Content-Transfer-Encoding headers, 5
Content-Type headers, 5-6, 34
   SmartList, 186, 246
Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN) Listproc, 104
Costales, Bryan (sendmail), 87
createlist script (SmartList), 173, 245
CREN (Corporation for Research and Educational Networking) Listproc, 104
cronlist script (SmartList), 245

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dash (see hyphen)
Date headers, 1
   Listproc, 114
dburst Perl script (digest bursting), 36
debugging (see troubleshooting)
default config directive (Listproc), 127-128, 225
default owner password (Majordomo), 232, 235
default.mailtpl file (LISTSERV Lite), 207, 260
default.wwwtpl file (LISTSERV Lite), 260
DELETE request (LISTSERV Lite), 258
delink script (SmartList), 245
deliver mail filter (sendmail), 88, 91
delivery agents (local), 7
delivery status notification codes (RFC 1893), 25
diff utility, problems with digests, 34
digest config directive (Listproc), 129, 226
digest script (Majordomo), 36, 153, 159, 233
digest script (SmartList), 246
digest.admin file (SmartList), 182
digests, 10, 19, 30-37
   addressing requests for, 15
   formats for, 32-36
   Listproc
      archiving, 134
      configuring, 129
      digest-only mailing lists, 162
      frequency of distribution, 226
   LISTSERV Lite
      configuring, 80
      creating, 75
      digest-only mailing lists, 162
   Majordomo, 62
      adding messages to, 233
      archiving, 160
      configuring, 54, 60, 237
      creating, 159-162
      digest-only mailing lists, 162
      issuing, 161, 231
      replying to, 239
      size of, 238
      table of contents, 58, 238
   moderated lists and, 27
   replying to, in moderated lists, 29
   sendmail, 91-93
   SmartList, 184
      configuring, 253
      creating, 181-182
      digest-only mailing lists, 162
      installing, 171
      processing, 247
digests directory (Majordomo), 153, 231
DIR file (Listproc), 132-133, 216, 227
disable config directive (Listproc), 226
disabling requests, Listproc, 220
discard request (Listproc), 212
dist file (SmartList), 70, 178-179, 187
doc directory (Listproc), 108, 216
Doc/list-owner-info file (Majordomo), 159
donatelist script (SmartList), 183, 246
downloading source code
   Interactive ListProcessor, 138
   LISTSERV Lite, 192
   Majordomo, 149
   Perl, 87
   sendmail, 87
   SmartList, 169
doxcommand script (SmartList), 71, 183, 249

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echoing messages to screen (Listproc), 221
edit request (Listproc), 212
editors (LISTSERV Lite), 79, 85, 259
egrep request (SmartList), 243
email command, Listproc and, 212
end request (Majordomo), 229
env_var method of mail delivery (Listproc), 121, 219
envelope From headers, 2
Epilogue, 33
   digests and, 34-35
error messages
   bounced mail, 96-98
   Listproc, 140-142
.errors file (Listproc), 145
Errors-To headers, 4
   Listproc, 113
.etc directory (SmartList), 172-173, 247-248
/etc/aliases file (sendmail), 88
/etc/service(s) files and Listproc, 216
.examples directory (SmartList), 249
execute request (Listproc), 213
executing a command, Listproc, 211, 226
executing a request, Listproc, 212-213
exploders, 10, 20, 38-39

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FAQs (frequently asked questions), 11, 19
farch program (Listproc), 135-137, 215
farewell (LISTSERV Lite), 260
fax config directive (Listproc), 222
file aliases, LISTSERV Lite, 203, 205
file servers (see archives)
files
   archived files (see archives)
   Listproc, 213-218
      locking, 107, 124
      permissions for, 107
      replacing, 212
      retrieving, 212
      trimming, 139
   LISTSERV Lite, 259-261
      replacing, 257
   Majordomo, 155, 231-235
   sendmail, locking, 88, 91
   SmartList, 244-249
      editing, 172, 175, 246
      permissions for, 246
   (see also archives)
Fitzgerald, Patrick (MailServ), 24
fixed subscriber addresses, Listproc, 128, 225
flames, 18
flist program (SmartList), 168, 246
flush_digests program (SmartList), 182, 245-247
formail (mail filter), 36, 99
   sendmail and, 88, 93
   SmartList and, 171
.forward file (SmartList), 171, 245
frequently asked questions (FAQs), 11, 19
From headers, 2-3
   Majordomo, 240
ftp directory (Listproc), 216
FTP for archived files, Majordomo, 163-164
ftpmail program (Majordomo), 164

#LINK<G[ Top ]>#
gateway directory (Listproc), 108
gatherinfo script (SmartList), 249
get (GET) request
   LISTSERV Lite, 257-258
   Majordomo, 230
   SmartList, 243
GETPOST request (LISTSERV Lite), 257
go script (LISTSERV Lite), 260
go.sys script (LISTSERV Lite), 260
go.user script (LISTSERV Lite), 196, 260
greater than (>)
   escape character for From headers, 2
   in replies (sendmail), 93
group aliases, 6

#LINK<H[ Top ]>#
hard bounces, 25
   Listproc, 144
   LISTSERV Lite, 199
header config directive (Listproc), 127, 225
header file (LISTSERV Lite), 76-81
headers, 1-6
   digest headers, 32-34
   Listproc, 127, 143
   sendmail, 90
   SmartList, 180, 254
helo, Listproc and, 114
help
   help information in charter, 19
   Listproc, 49, 124, 216
   LISTSERV Lite, 260
   Majordomo, 229
   SmartList, 172, 177, 242, 247
help directory (Listproc), 108, 216
help (HELP) request, 12
   Listproc, 209
   LISTSERV Lite, 256
   Majordomo, 229
   SmartList, 242, 244
help/live file (Listproc), 138
help.txt file (SmartList), 177, 247
HOLD request (LISTSERV Lite), 258
holiday programs (see loops)
home directory (Listproc), 113
home directory (LISTSERV Lite), 195, 260
/home/listserv directories, 195, 259-261
/home/majordomo directories, 231-235
/home/smart directories, 172-173, 244-249
hostnames, Majordomo, 239
Host unknown (error message), 25, 218
Houle, Bill (MajorCool), 24
hypermail program (browsing archives), 38
hyphen (-)
   Majordomo config file, 55, 235
   Majordomo requests, 229

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idhash program (SmartList), 246
.ignored file (Listproc), 99, 131, 214, 217
ilp program (see Interactive ListProcessor)
immediate request processing, Listproc, 139
inclist script (sendmail), 91
INDEX file (Listproc), 132, 216, 227
index (INDEX) request
   LISTSERV Lite, 257
   Majordomo, 230
index-dir directory (Listproc), 133
indexes, archive
   Listproc, 132-133, 211
   LISTSERV Lite, 257
   Majordomo, 163, 230
   SmartList, 186, 243
indexes, message (LISTSERV Lite), 37, 257
inews program (Listproc), 115, 223
info
   Listproc, 48, 130, 209, 217
   LISTSERV Lite, 81, 84, 256
   Majordomo, 158, 230, 232, 237
   SmartList, 177, 242, 249
.info file (Listproc), 130, 217
info (INFO) request, 13
   Listproc, 209
   LISTSERV Lite, 256
   Majordomo, 229
   SmartList, 242, 244
info.txt file (SmartList), 177, 249
In-Reply-To headers, 4
Interactive ListProcessor, 106, 215
   BSD sockets and signals and, 113
   configuring, 113, 137-138
   downloading source code, 138
   host connections, controlling, 215
   message termination, 212
   organization name and, 222
   ports, 106, 113, 116, 137-138
   put request and, 212
   source code, 138
   starting, 221
   welcome, 138, 216
intro (Majordomo), 61, 158, 230, 237
invalid requests
   Listproc, 121, 222
   LISTSERV Lite, 199
   SmartList, 178, 181, 254
IP addresses, in Message-Id headers, 4

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jobview program (LISTSERV Lite), 208, 261
junk mail, 5, 102-103
   Majordomo and, 241

#LINK<K[ Top ]>#
Kotsikonas, Anastasios (Listproc 6.0d), 104

#LINK<L[ Top ]>#
large mailing lists, 38-41
lcmd program (LISTSERV Lite), 193, 259
led script (SmartList), 172, 175, 246
line-feed, Listproc and, 116
line length, Listproc and, 115
list addresses (see aliases; mailing list addresses/aliases; moderator addresses; owner addresses/aliases)
list config directive (Listproc), 126, 223-224
list creation password, LISTSERV Lite, 196
list header (LISTSERV Lite), 198-203, 256, 258, 261
list maintainers/owners (see owners; primary owners; secondary owners)
list program (Listproc), 106, 215
listmast.memo file (LISTSERV Lite), 195, 261
listname file (Majordomo), 231
listname.config file (Majordomo), 232, 235
listname.farewell file (LISTSERV Lite), 83, 260
listname.info file (Majordomo), 232
listname.LIST file (LISTSERV Lite), 76, 201, 260
listname.oldlist file (LISTSERV Lite), 260
listname.password file (Majordomo), 232
listname.welcome file (LISTSERV Lite), 81, 260
listownr.memo file (LISTSERV Lite), 195
Listproc
   administration, 49-52, 104-147
   aliases
      mailing list aliases, 126, 131, 223
      server alias, 125
   Archive-Name headers, 134, 228
   archives, 132-137
      automatic archiving, 133-134
      digests in, 134
      directories for, 216
      help, 49
      indexes of, 132-133, 211
      manual archiving, 134
      naming files, 133-134, 228
      passwords for, 133, 135, 227
      retrieving files from, 211
      searching, 211
      size of, 221
   automatic archiving, 133-134
   batching requests, 220
   bounced mail, 114, 142, 144-145
   building, 110-119
   bulk (mail precedence), 221
   closed mailing lists, 50, 120
   concealed mailing lists, 120, 220
   concealed subscribers, 128, 210, 225
   configuration files, 52, 119-122
   CREN Listproc 8.0 versus, 104
   debugging (see Listproc, trouble-shooting)
   delivery methods, 120, 219
   digests
      archiving, 134
      configuring, 129
      digest-only mailing lists, 162
      formats for, 32-33
      frequency of distribution, 226
   directory structure, 108-109, 213
   disabling use of requests, 120, 220, 226
   downloading source code, 108
   echoing messages to screen, 221
   error messages, 140-142
   executing a command, 211, 226
   executing a request, 212-213
   file servers (see Listproc, archives)
   files, 108-109, 213-218
      customizing, 130
      locking, 107
      permissions for, 107
      replacing, 212
      retrieving, 212
      trimming, 139
      (see also Listproc, archives)
   fixed subscriber addresses, 128, 225
   From headers, SMTP and, 141
   headers, preserving, 127
   help, 49, 124, 216
   home directory, 113
   immediate request processing, 139
   indexes of archives, 132-133, 211
   info, 48, 130, 209, 217
   installing, 106-119
   invalid requests, 121
   junk mail, 103
   load limiting, 107, 220-221, 226
   local modifications to, 142-147
   locking files, 124
   logging, 113, 138, 212, 214, 217
   loops, 99-100, 121, 142-143, 217
   mailer daemon, messages from, 143
   mailing lists
      adding, 125-130
      addresses/aliases for, 46-47, 113, 120, 126, 131, 219, 223
      configuring, 47
      creating new, 46-47, 147
      about Listproc, xii, 119
      troubleshooting, 49, 130, 138-141, 220, 224
   maintenance, 138-141
   manual archiving, 134
   messages
      interval between, 115
      numbers for, 113
      postponing, 225
      replying to, 224
      size of, 221
   MIME, 52, 104, 127
   misaddressed requests, 115
   moderated lists, 51-52
      configuring, 126
      mush (MTA) and, 52
      owners and, 124
   MTA peculiarities, 114
   multiline headers, 143
   multiple recipients, 126, 145, 224
   newsgroups, 107, 115, 122, 141, 215, 217, 223
   nonsubscribers, 126, 223
   open mailing lists, 49
   operations overview, 105-106
   Organization header, 222
   owners, 122-124, 130
      addresses/aliases for, 46-47, 126, 223
      passwords for, 47, 126, 223, 226
   passwords
      archive passwords, 133, 135, 227
      owner passwords, 47, 126, 223, 226
      server password, 107
      subscriber passwords, 128, 210
   peer lists, 141, 224
   PGP and, 143
   primary owners, 46, 123-124, 126, 223
   privacy, 120, 143
   private archives, 135
   private mailing lists, 219
   public archives, 134
   rebuilding, 116
   registering, 119
   rejection messages, 50, 52, 126, 223
   remote servers, 227
   Reply-To headers, 126
   request reference, 209-213
   restricted mailings, 217, 224
   resubscription, 50, 128, 225
   root account, 106
   secondary owners, 123-124
   security, 47, 138, 227
   servers, 119-124
      account for, 107
      administrator of, 46, 119, 122, 219
      aliases for, 125
      password for, 107
      restarting, 130
      starting and stopping, 98, 124
   source code, 108-109, 218
   Subject headers, 49, 134, 228
   subscribers
      addresses/aliases for, 50-51, 128, 210, 212, 225
      changing addresses, 50-51
      concealed, 128
      configuring, 225
      listing, 209
      passwords for, 128, 210
   subscription, 49, 210
      abuse of by others, 102
      configuring, 49, 127-128, 210, 225
      listing, 210
   syntax errors in requests, 222
   syslog, 113
   To headers, 145
   troubleshooting
      existing mailing lists, 138-141, 220, 224
      new mailing lists, 49, 130
      system capabilities, 110-112
   unsubscription, 50, 128, 210
   variable subscriber addresses, 50, 128, 225
   version, 210
   Version headers, 143
   Volume-Number line, 134, 228
   welcome, 47-49, 130, 142
   X-Comment headers, 129, 222, 226
listproc program, 106, 215
lists (see mailing lists)
lists directory (Listproc), 108, 217
   src directory, 109
   util directory, 109
lists directory (Majordomo), 153, 231
lists (LISTS) request, 12
   Listproc, 209
   LISTSERV Lite, 256
   Majordomo, 229
LISTSERV Classic, 73, 189
   archiving, 205
   junk mail and, 103
   LISTSERV Lite versus, 189
LISTSERV Lite
   administration, 83-86, 189-208
   aliases, 193
      file aliases, 203, 205
      mailing list aliases, 190, 194, 201
      search request alias, 202
      server alias, 190
   archives, 203-206
      automatic archiving, 204-205
      controlling access to, 204-205
      creating, 74-75
      frequency of archiving, 204
      indexes of, 257
      initiating archiving, 203
      manual archiving, 205
      naming files, 205
      retrieving files from, 257
      troubleshooting, 205
   automatic archiving, 204-205
   backup list header, 258
   BITNET and, 196
   bounced mail, 85-86, 199
   closed mailing lists, 77, 84
   concealed mailing lists, 199
   concealed subscribers, 256
   confirmation notices, 75
   digests
      configuring, 80
      creating, 75
      digest-only mailing lists, 162
      formats for, 32
   directory structure, 193, 195, 259
   downloading source code, 192
   editors, 79, 85, 259
   farewell, 260
   file aliases, 203, 205
   file servers (see LISTSERV Lite, archives)
   files, 259-261
      replacing, 257
      (see also LISTSERV Lite, archives)
   help, 256, 260
   indexes of archives, 257
   indexes of messages, 37, 257
   info, 81, 84, 256
   installing, 190-197, 206-208
   invalid requests, 199
   junk mail and, 103
   list creation password, 196
   list header, 198-203, 256, 258, 261
   LISTSERV Classic versus, 189
   logging, 194, 197, 208, 260
   loops, 99
   mailing lists
      adding, 198-203
      addresses/aliases for, 74, 81, 190, 194, 196, 201, 256, 260
      configuring, 73, 76-81
      creating, 73-75
      about LISTSERV Lite, xiii
      reconfiguring, 202
   maintenance, 208
   Makefile, editing of, 193
   manual archiving, 205
   manuals, 73, 192, 208, 261
   messages
      formats, 78-79
      retrieving, 257
      undelivered, 208
   moderated lists, 85-86, 259
   nonsubscribers, 78
   open mailing lists, 77
   operations overview, 190
   organization name, 196
   owners, 73-74, 199, 202
      addresses/aliases for, 74, 196
      passwords for, 75
   passwords
      list creation password, 196
      owner passwords, 75
      personal passwords, 75, 199, 255
      server password, 191
   primary owners, 74, 79
   privacy, 78
   private mailing lists, 79
   QUIET requests, 258
   rejection messages, 85
   request reference, 255-259
   requests, controlling use of, 199-200, 258
   resubscription, 85
   root account use, 190
   search request alias, 202
   secondary owners, 74, 79
   security, 75, 199-200, 207, 255
   sendmail and, 190, 193-194
   servers, 191, 196
      account for, 193, 196
      administrator of, 73, 190, 256, 259
      aliases for, 190
      passwords for, 191
      starting and stopping, 98, 197
   source code, 43, 192
   spooling, 193, 208, 261
   subscribers
      addresses/aliases for, 85, 258
      configuring, 256-257
      controlling postings, 259
      listing, 256
   subscription, 84-85, 256, 258
      abuse of by others, 102
      configuring, 77, 258
      controlling, 77-78
   suspending mail processing, 258
   troubleshooting
      archives, 205
      existing mailing lists, 208
      new mailing lists, 83
      subscriber name patterns, 258
      web interface, 207
   unsubscription, 85, 199, 256, 258
   version, 256
   version 1.8d features, 189
   web interface, 197, 206-208
   welcome, 74, 81-84, 260
   Zmailer and, 193
listserv.log file, 208, 260
listserv.PID file, 208, 261
ListWebbber II (archive searching), 38
load limiting, Listproc, 107, 220-221, 226
local administration, SmartList, 183
local delivery agents, 7
locking files
   Listproc, 107, 124
   Majordomo, 234
   sendmail, 88
   SmartList, 172, 175, 246
Log file (Majordomo), 233
logging
   Listproc, 113, 138, 212, 214, 217
   LISTSERV Lite, 194, 197, 208, 260
   Majordomo, 233
   SmartList, 71, 244, 250
loopcheck program, 99
loops, 10, 98-100
   Listproc, 100, 121, 142-143, 214, 217, 221
   Majordomo, 59, 239
   Pretty Good Privacy and (Listproc), 143
   sendmail, 93
   SmartList, 246, 250, 253
ls request (SmartList), 243
L-Soft International, Inc. (LISTSERV Lite), 73
lsv_amin program (LISTSERV Lite), 194, 259
lsv daemon (LISTSERV Lite), 260
lsv-wa.config file (LISTSERV Lite), 207
LWgate (web gateway), 24

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mail (see messages)
mail administrators (see owners)
mail exploders, 10, 20, 38-39
mail file (Listproc), 218
mail loops (see loops)
mail program (Listproc), 115
mail queue (see mqueue directory)
mail reflectors, 9
mail transport agents (see transport agents)
mail user agents, 6
mailer daemons, messages from (Listproc), 143
mailing list addresses/aliases, 8, 14-16
   Listproc, 46, 113, 120, 126, 131, 219, 223
   LISTSERV Lite, 74, 81, 190, 194, 196, 201, 256, 260
   Majordomo, 53, 149, 155-158
   sendmail, 88-89
   SmartList, 67, 168, 171, 176, 242, 244, 250
   (see also aliases; moderator addresses; owner addresses/aliases)
mailing list managers (see MLMs)
mailing lists, 7-9, 17-21
   abuse of, 100-103
   addresses/aliases (see mailing list addresses/aliases)
   concealing (see concealed mailing lists)
   group aliases, 7
   information about mailing lists, xii
   Listproc
      adding, 125-130
      configuring, 47
      creating, 46-47, 147
      number of, limiting, 115
   LISTSERV Lite
      adding, 198-203
      configuring, 73, 76-81
      creating, 73-75
      reconfiguring, 202
   mailing list about, xii
   Majordomo
      adding, 156-159
      configuring, 55-62
      creating, 53-55
   name guidelines, 17
   newsgroups about, xii
   newsgroups and, 11, 39
   passwords for (see owner passwords)
   policies for, 17-19
   sendmail, 88-91
   SmartList
      adding, 173-181
      configuring, 67-68
      creating, 67-68, 173-175, 245
      removing, 175, 245
mailmethod config directive (Listproc), 120, 219
MailServ (web gateway), 24
maintainer (see owners; primary owners; secondary owners)
maintenance
   Listproc, 138-141
   LISTSERV Lite, 208
   Majordomo, 165-167
MajorCool (web gateway), 24
Majordomo
   administration, 63-66, 148-167
   aliases, 155
      mailing list aliases, 149, 157-158
      owner aliases, 53
   archives, 161-165
      automatic archiving, 54, 163-164
      controlling access to, 237
      creating, 151, 161-164
      directories for, 231
      indexes of, 163, 230
      listing, 163
      passwords for, 161
      retrieving files from, 230
   automatic archiving, 54, 163-164
   backup password, 231
   bounced mail, 66, 165-166, 233-234
   bounces.config file, 165
   bulk (mail precedence), 239
   closed mailing lists, 59, 241
   concealed mailing lists, 236
   configuration directives, 235-241
   configuration files, 156, 158, 230, 234
   controlling use of requests, 238
   debugging (see Majordomo, troubleshooting)
   digests, 54, 62
      adding messages to, 233
      archiving, 160
      configuring, 237
      creating, 159-162
      digest-only mailing lists, 162
      formats for, 32-34
      issuing, 161, 231
      replying to, 239
      size of, 238
      table of contents, 58, 238
   directory structure, 153-155, 231
   disabling Majordomo temporarily, 167
   downloading source code, 149
   files, 155, 231-235
      (see also Majordomo, archives)
   FTP for archived files, 163-164
   ftpmail program, 164
   help, 229
   home directory, 150
   hostnames, 239
   indexes of archives, 163, 230
   info, 158, 230, 232, 237
   installing, 149-155
   intro, 61, 158, 230, 237
   junk mail and, 103, 241
   locking files, 234
   logging, 233
   loops, 59, 239
   mailing lists
      adding, 156-159
      addresses/aliases for, 53, 149, 155-158
      configuring, 55-62
      creating, 53-55
      about Majordomo, xii
   maintenance, 165-167
   manual pages, 155, 235
   messages
      adding text to, 58, 238
      approving in moderated lists, 63-66
      formats, 58-59
      ignoring message remainders, 229
      size of, 238
   misaddressed requests, 154, 234-235
   moderated lists, 60, 238
      approving messages, 63-66, 155, 236
      approving submissions, 234
   moderator addresses, 238
   multiple recipients, 155
   new list message, 154, 234
   nonsubscribers, 57, 60
   open mailing lists, 59, 240-241
   operations overview, 148-149
   owners, 53
      addresses/aliases for, 53, 155, 157
      passwords for, 54, 56, 156, 232, 235
   password file, 156
   passwords
      archive passwords, 161
      backup password, 54, 56
      message approval passwords, 236
      owner passwords, 54, 56, 156, 232, 235
   Perl version required, 149
   permissions, 150
   precedence, 239
   privacy, 57
   private mailing lists, 60
   Received headers, 157, 239
   reconfiguring, 230
   remote administration, 63, 148
   request reference, 229-231
   root account, 151
   security, 148, 157
   servers, 149, 234
      starting and stopping, 98
   setuid wrappers, 148, 234
   source code, 149, 233
   submissions
      approving, 234
      controlling use of, 239
   subscriber addresses/aliases, 229-230
   subscriber file, 156
   subscription, 63-64, 230
      abuse of by others, 59, 102
      approving, 59-60, 63-64, 231
      listing subscribers, 231
      listing subscriptions, 230
      notifying owner, 236
      policy for, 240
      third-party, 59, 239-240
   third-party subscriptions, 59, 239-240
   tools, 235
   troubleshooting
      existing mailing lists, 156, 165-167, 233, 237
      new mailing lists, 62-63, 151-152
   unsubscription, 63, 230, 241
      approving, 231
   upgrading, 148, 231
   uppercase letters in pathnames, 167
   user ID for, 150
   version, 148, 229
   version 1.93 compatibility, 62
   welcome, 60-62, 158, 241
.majordomo file, 64
majordomo program, 154, 234
majordomo.1 manual page, 155, 235
majordomo-1.94.4 directory, 233
majordomo.cf file, 234
majordomo.hold script, 167
majordomo.pl file, 234
majordomo_version.pl file, 234
make aliases script (LISTSERV Lite), 194
man directory (Majordomo), 235
manager config directive (Listproc), 219
manual archiving
   Listproc, 134
   LISTSERV Lite, 205
Manual file (SmartList), 247
manual pages
   Listproc, 110, 216
   LISTSERV Lite, 73, 192, 208, 261
   Majordomo, 235
   SmartList, 247
maxfiles request (SmartList), 243
mbox file (Listproc), 215, 218
medit script (Majordomo), 155, 234
.memo files (LISTSERV Lite), 260
message number (Listproc), 113
Message-Id headers, 4
.message.ids file (Listproc), 214
messages, 1-6
   digested messages, 33, 35
   Listproc
      interval between sending, 115
      line length, 115
      load limiting, 226
      postponing, 225
      size of, 221
   LISTSERV Lite
      formats, 78-79
      retrieving, 257
      undelivered, 208
   Majordomo
      adding text to, 58, 238
      approving in moderated lists, 63-66
      formats, 58-59
      ignoring message remainders, 229
      size of, 238
   SmartList, 248, 250
metamail (MIME decoder), 36
   SmartList and, 171, 184, 186
MHonArc program (browsing archives), 38
MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions), 5-6, 18
   digest format, 32, 34-36
   Listproc, 52, 104, 127
   SmartList, 171, 184, 186, 246, 249
mimeencap script (SmartList), 246, 249
mimeencap.local script (SmartList), 246
mimesend script (SmartList), 246
MIME-Version headers, 5, 34
misaddressed requests
   Listproc, 115
   Majordomo, 154, 234-235
   SmartList, 176, 248, 252
mkdigest program (Majordomo), 161
mkdigest request (Majordomo), 231
mkdigest script (sendmail), 91
mklist program (sendmail), 90
MLMs, 10-15
   addresses for, 14-15
   choosing, 42-45
   newsgroups and, 11
   using MLMs, 12-15
moderated file (Listproc), 218
moderated lists, 10, 16, 19, 26-29
   backup moderators, 29
   digests of, 27
   Listproc, 51-52, 124, 126
      configuring, 224
      creating, 224
   LISTSERV Lite, 85-86, 259
      configuring, 79-80
   Majordomo, 60, 238
      approving messages, 63-66, 155, 236
      approving submissions, 234
   multiple moderators, 29
   policies for, 27-29
   SmartList, 71-72, 181, 252
moderator addresses
   Majordomo, 238
   SmartList, 67, 181
moderators file (SmartList), 181
Moore, Keith (bulk_mailer), 41
Morgan, Eric (ListWebber II), 38
mqueue directory (Listproc), 109, 140, 218
MTAs (see transport agents)
MUAs (mail user agents), 6
multigram script (SmartList), 247
multiline headers and Listproc, 143
multipart/digest format, 34-36
multiple moderators, 29
   SmartList, 181
multiple recipients
   Listproc, 126, 145, 224
   Majordomo, 155
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (see MIME)
munpack program (digest bursting), 36
mush (MTA), Listproc moderation and, 52
MX (mail exchanger), troubleshooting, 97

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NetSpace Mailing List WWW Gateway, 24
new-list script (Majordomo), 154, 234
newaliases program
   Listproc and, 125
   sendmail and, 89
newconfig request (Majordomo), 159, 230
newdoxcmd script (SmartList), 183
newinfo request (Majordomo), 61, 158, 230
newintro request (Majordomo), 158, 230
.news file (Listproc), 217
news script (Listproc), 141, 215
newsgroups, 11, 39
   large mailing lists and, 39
   Listproc and, 107, 115, 122, 141, 215, 217, 223
NIS, sendmail and, 91
nonsubscribers, 19, 21
   Listproc, 126, 223
   LISTSERV Lite, 78
   Majordomo, 57, 60

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obtaining software (see downloading source code)
open mailing lists, 19, 21
   Listproc, 49
   LISTSERV Lite, 77
   Majordomo, 59, 240-241
operating systems, choosing, 42
option config directive (Listproc), 121, 222
organization config directive (Listproc), 222
Organization headers, Listproc, 222
organization name, LISTSERV Lite, 196
owner addresses/aliases, 14
   Listproc, 46-47, 126, 223
   LISTSERV Lite, 74, 196
   Majordomo, 53, 155, 157
   sendmail, 89
   SmartList, 67, 171, 176, 244, 250
   (see also primary owner addresses; secondary owner addresses)
owner passwords
   Listproc, 47, 126, 223, 226
   LISTSERV Lite, 75
   Majordomo, 54, 56, 156, 232, 235
   SmartList, 68, 177, 183, 253
owners, 16, 96
   Listproc, 46, 122-124, 130
   LISTSERV Lite, 73-74, 199, 202
   Majordomo, 53
   sendmail, 90
   SmartList, 67
owners file (Listproc), 122-124, 130, 215

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password file (Majordomo), 156
password request (Majordomo), 231
passwords
   archive passwords, 38
   Listproc
      archive passwords, 133, 135, 227
      cautions in defining, 223
      owner passwords, 47, 126, 223, 226
      server password, 107
      subscriber passwords, 128, 210
   LISTSERV Lite
      list creation password, 196
      owner passwords, 75
      personal passwords, 75, 199, 255
      server password, 191
   Majordomo
      archive passwords, 161
      backup password, 54, 56
      message approval passwords, 236
      owner passwords, 54, 56, 156, 232, 235
   SmartList owner passwords, 68, 177, 183, 253
patch utility, problems with digests, 34
Peek, Jerry (Majordomo), 148
peer lists, 20, 39
   Listproc, 141
   Listproc and non-Listproc lists, 224
   SmartList, 187
peer program (Listproc), 141
.peers file (Listproc), 141, 217
period (.)
   LISTSERV Lite filenames, 203
   terminating a message (sendmail), 93
Perl, downloading, 87
personal aliases, 7, 9
personal passwords, LISTSERV Lite, 75, 199, 255
PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), Listproc loops and, 143
policies
   acceptable use policy, 18
   mailing list policies, 17-19
   moderation policy, 27-29
ports, Interactive ListProcessor and, 106, 113, 116, 137-138
postmaster, 10, 16
   sendmail and, 90
pound sign (#)
   Listproc config directives, 218
   Listproc X-Comment header, 222, 226
   LISTSERV Lite configuration directives, 196
   Majordomo config file, 55, 235
   SmartList configuration files, 176, 250
pqueue program (Listproc), 215
Preamble, digests and, 32-33, 35
precedence config directive (Listproc), 121, 221
Precedence headers, 5, 98
   Listproc, 221
   Majordomo, 239
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), 143
primary owners
   Listproc, 46, 123-124, 126, 223
   LISTSERV Lite, 74, 79
priv.hosts file (Listproc), 138, 215
privacy
   Listproc, 120, 143
   LISTSERV Lite, 78
   Majordomo, 57
   (see also confirmation; passwords; security)
private archives, 37
   Listproc, 135
private mailing lists, 19, 21, 103
   Listproc, 219
   LISTSERV Lite, 79
   Majordomo, 60
procbounce script (SmartList), 247
Procmail and digest splitting, 36
procmail (mail filter)
   sendmail and, 88
   SmartList and, 168, 171, 245
      installing, 170
      scripts for, 247-248
.procmailrc file (SmartList), 171, 245
programming languages for MLMs, 43
ps program, Listproc config directives and, 223
public archives, 37
   Listproc, 134
public mailing lists, 19, 21, 23
put (PUT) request
   Listproc, 212
   LISTSERV Lite, 257-258
putfile script (SmartList), 249
PW request (LISTSERV Lite), 255

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qmail (MTA), large mailing lists and, 41
QUERY request (LISTSERV Lite), 257-258
queued daemon (Listproc), 140, 215
QUIET requests, LISTSERV Lite, 258

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rc scripts (SmartList), 172-173, 248
rc.custom file (SmartList), 176-177, 182, 250-254
rc.init file (SmartList), 171
rcvstore program (Majordomo), 151
received file (Listproc), 220
Received headers, 3-4
   Majordomo, 157, 239
received-mail file (sendmail), 92
recipients request (Listproc), 209
.refcard files (LISTSERV Lite), 260
References headers, 4
reflectors, 9
registering Listproc, 119
reject file (SmartList), 178
rejection messages
   Listproc, 50, 52, 126, 223
   LISTSERV Lite, 85
release (RELEASE) request
   Listproc, 210
   LISTSERV Lite, 256
remote administration
   Majordomo, 63, 148
   SmartList, 70, 177, 183, 249, 253
remote config directive (Listproc), 227
remote owners (see remote administration)
remote servers, Listproc, 227
remote submission of files, SmartList, 249
removed.alias file (Listproc), 218
removed.users file (Listproc), 218
removelist script (SmartList), 175, 245
reply codes (SMTP), 97
replying to mail, sendmail, 93
Reply-To headers, 4
   Listproc, 126, 224
   LISTSERV Lite, 78-79
   Majordomo, 61, 239
   SmartList, 177, 182, 253
.report.x files (Listproc), 214, 217
reports request (Listproc), 212
request addresses (see mailing list addresses/aliases; moderator addresses; owner addresses/aliases)
request reference
   Listproc, 209-213
   LISTSERV Lite, 255-259
   Majordomo, 229-231
   SmartList, 242-244
request sensed (Listproc error message), 143
request-answer script (Majordomo), 154, 158, 234
requests, controlling use of
   Listproc, 120-121, 220, 226
   LISTSERV Lite, 199-200, 258
   Majordomo, 57, 238
   SmartList, 179-181, 253-254
requests file (Listproc), 215
Requests for Comments (RFCs), 3
   (see also specific RFCs by number)
requests.live file (Listproc), 215
resend program (Majordomo), 149, 155, 157, 234
Resent- headers, 5
.restricted file (Listproc), 217, 224
restricted mailings, Listproc, 217, 224
restriction config directive (Listproc), 220
resubscriptions
   Listproc, 50, 128, 225
   LISTSERV Lite, 85
retrieve.local script (SmartList), 186, 249
Return-Path headers, 3
REVIEW request (LISTSERV Lite), 256
RFC 821 (SMTP reply codes), 97
RFC 822 (mail message format), 3-4, 33
RFC 934 (digest format), 32-34
RFC 1153 (digest format), 32-33
RFC 1893, 25
RFC 2045-2049, 5
RFC 2046, 32, 34-36
rmlist program (sendmail), 91
root account
   Listproc, 106
   LISTSERV Lite, 190
   Majordomo, 151
   sendmail, 89-90
   SmartList, 184, 246
root directory (LISTSERV Lite), 195, 260
root/home (LISTSERV Lite), 195, 260
root/spool (LISTSERV Lite), 195, 261
routing headers, 3-4
runtime directories (Majordomo), 233-235

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sample.cf file (Majordomo), 151
search request alias, LISTSERV Lite, 202
secondary owners
   Listproc, 123-124
   LISTSERV Lite, 74, 79
security
   Listproc, 47, 138, 227
   LISTSERV Lite, 75, 199-200, 207, 255
   Majordomo, 148, 157
   sendmail, 89, 94
   SmartList, 169-170, 183-184
   (see also confirmation; privacy; passwords)
senddigest program (SmartList), 247
Sender headers, 5
sendmail
   account for, 89
   aliases, 88-89
   aliases file, 91
   archives, 89, 93
   bounced mail, 90
   configuring, 91
   deliver mail filter, 91
   digests, 91-93
   downloading source code, 87
   file servers (see sendmail, archives)
   headers, adding, 90
   information about, xii
   large mailing lists and, 41
   locking files, 91
   loops, 93
   mailing lists, 88-91
   newsgroup about sendmail, xii
   NIS and, 91
   owners, 89-90
   postmaster and, 90
   replying to mail, 93
   root account, 89-90
   security, 89, 94
   setuid wrappers, 90, 94-95
   subscription, 89-90
   To headers, 93
   toolkit, 87-88
   troubleshooting existing mailing lists, 89
   unsubscription, 91
sendmails script (SmartList), 247
sent file (Listproc), 220
server account
   Listproc, 107
   LISTSERV Lite, 193, 196
   Majordomo, 149
server administrator, 16
   Listproc, 46, 119, 122, 219
   LISTSERV Lite, 73, 190, 256, 259
   SmartList, 67
server alias (Listproc), 125
server config directive (Listproc), 120, 219
server password
   Listproc, 107
   LISTSERV Lite, 191
serverd config directive (Listproc), 220
serverd daemon (Listproc), 106, 215
servers
   Listproc, 119-124
      restarting, 130
      starting and stopping, 124
   LISTSERV Lite, 191, 196
      starting and stopping, 197
   Majordomo, 154, 156
   stopping, 98
service area (LISTSERV Lite), 77
set (SET) request
   Listproc, 210
   LISTSERV Lite, 256, 258
setpgrgp system call, Listproc and, 116
setuid wrappers
   Majordomo, 150, 234
   sendmail, 90, 94-95
setup script (Listproc), 116-119, 216
shlock.pl file (Majordomo), 234
showdist request (SmartList), 70, 244
showlink script (SmartList), 245
showlog request (SmartList), 71, 244
SIGNOFF request (LISTSERV Lite), 256
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (see SMTP)
site.catalog file (LISTSERV Lite), 261
small mailing lists, 9
SmartList
   account for, 169
   administration, 70-72, 184-

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Mailing lists
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