[ Table Of Contents ][ Answer Guy Current Index ] greetings   bios   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20 [ Index of Past Answers ]

(?) The Answer Gang (!)

By Jim Dennis, Ben Okopnik, Dan Wilder, Breen, Chris, and the Gang, the Editors of Linux Gazette... and You!
Send questions (or interesting answers) to tag@lists.linuxgazette.net

There is no guarantee that your questions here will ever be answered. You can be published anonymously - just let us know!

(?) hello gang out there, another sendmail case :>

From Piotr Wadas

Answered By Faber Fedor

I have the following sendmail problem: For backup purposes I boss ordered me to force sendmail to make carbon or blind copy of each mail (which comes in, out, or which is to be relayed through box) to specified account.

(!) [Faber] I personally spent three weeks trying to figure out how to do this. After much research, gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair (and finally consulting an email guru/colleague), the answer is "You can't do that in sendmail".

(?) While browsing sendmail docs all I found was some mysterious sounds about any sendmail 'scripting language' which supposed to be called "Milton" or "Miller" or something like that, which allows that feature, and is to be installed by patching sendmail and re-compiling it.

(!) [Faber] I looked into that, and that requires you to write your rules in the C programming language, IIRC.

(?) But I feel there must be a simpler rule to do this - maybe by rewriting some "From:" and "To:" envelopes or something?

(!) [Faber] You'd think so, wouldn't you. One fellow had an example of a sendmail.cf rule that supposedly will do what you describe, but I never found anyone who actually got it working.

(?) Are you familiar with such problem?

(!) [Faber] Intimately :-(.
However, there is an easy solution: install postfix. Postfix is a "drop-in replacement" for sendmail, i.e. any programs that already rely on sendmail will continue to work without any changes on your part.
To do what you want with postfix is done simply by adding one line to a configuration file. And, there are two nice howtos (written my the above-mentioned mail guru) that you can read at
and at
(they assume you're running Red Hat and using RPMs, but it still legible :-).

This page edited and maintained by the Editors of Linux Gazette Copyright © 2001
Published in issue 67 of Linux Gazette June 2001
HTML script maintained by Heather Stern of Starshine Technical Services, http://www.starshine.org/

[ Table Of Contents ][ Answer Guy Current Index ] greetings   bios   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20 [ Index of Past Answers ]