Subject: Re: postfix screwed?
To: Charlie Allom <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/19/2003 21:01:29
On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 10:42:42AM +1000, Charlie Allom wrote:
> what could be going on here?
> it happens rarely but enough to worry me.
> on that note I think it's coming from root emails, as I haven't
> received mine for a while..

do you mean to say that you haven't recieved any of your email, or
just the automatic ones from root? in either case i hope you get
this message or check the archives on the web.

the automatic root emails use "sendmail -t" as in

/usr/sbin/sendmail -t <<EOF
To: charlie
From: root
Subject: test

test 1 2 3 

try running that command in the shell as your user and as root
and see if the log messages are reproduced.

the sendmail program in /usr/sbin is a wrapper that looks at
/etc/mailer.conf to figure out which real program to run
-- the bundled sendmail or postfix, for example. i notice
you are running postfix from pkgsrc. does /etc/mailer.conf
reflect that?