At 13:56 2010-01-08 -0500, Richard B. Emerson wrote:
I'm working on /etc/procmailrc (that is, the global rc, not the
Bear in mind that the To: line, in one of the problem messages, contains
an address that is not at pinefields.com (e.g.,
So? This is not how your MTA determines who it is being delivered
to. This is how ERROR PRONE HACKS try to determine who a message is being
delivered to. Sad, but true. I've dealt with innumerable instances of
mail loops generated by people reprocessing old mail (say, from a mail
server crash) and trying to send the messages to the To: address because
they had no record of who the envelope recipient was (nevermind that the
To: address wasn't within their domain).
baba-l(_at_)yahoogroups(_dot_)com). In the case where the TO: is right, nothing
should happen. However, in the case where the TO: is wrong but the
Delivered-To: is right, I want to use the address following the
If procmailrc has been invoked and is processing the /etc/procmailrc,
surely it is already in the process of delivering it to someone. Have you
checked to see FOR WHOM?
LOG="delivering to local user $LOGNAME
will report the username (local user account, not email address) that the
message is being delivered on behalf of - which should be the same user
accout to which the mail address should deliver.
If you remove your attempt to forward the messages (to your own host),
where are the messages going? Why did you find it necessary to try to
forward them in the first place?
That is, I haven't tinkered with sendmail or procmail. And I only dug
into procmail after the wheels fell off with the mass mailings.
BTW, "mailing list messages" might be more appropriate. Mass mailings give
the impression of spam. Both use lots of BCCs, but the latter just has a
dirty word association.
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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