Subject: Re: Dump unix mail file to sendmail?
To: John F. Woods <>
From: David Gilbert <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/03/1996 23:28:37
>>>>> ""John" == "John F Woods" <> writes:

>> We've got a remote machine that dials in and connects for a few
>> hours every day.  We got fed up with the sendmail messages (4 hours
>> undelivered) as we spooled mail for that system, so we gave up and
>> spool it to a file.  Now the remote system can use POP or FTP or
>> whatever to grab the file, but we'd still like the local mail
>> delivery agent (sendmail, right?) to process it so that .forward
>> files work.

John> Hmm.  Have you considered spooling their mail via UUCP, and
John> having them do uucp-over-tcp to pick it up?  With care,
John> sendmail can completely paper over the primitive transport so
John> that as long as no one looks at the Received: lines, they need
John> not know that uucp was involved.

	I'll just quickly add that the way we compile sendmail makes
it such that it will not deliver uucp mail unless there is a named
running that it can chat with.


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