META: delayed messages

David McFadzean (
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 08:52:18 -0600

At 10:09 AM 9/1/99 -0400, wrote:

>Well, I wrote that message days before it appeared on the list!

The majordomo list software has a feature that looks for several key words in the subject line and first 10 lines of the body of each messages sent to the list. If it finds majordomo commands such as "subscribe" or "help" it will bounce the message to the list admin (me) for approval. This is a good thing since it catches about six messages/day that were mistakenly sent to the list instead of <>. The downside is that some valid messages are delayed until I can approve them, sometimes up to 3-4 days.

So to avoid delay, please avoid putting majordomo commands in the subject line or first 10 lines of your message. Or change the spelling, e.g. "s*bscribe".

David McFadzean       
special agent