Possible bug in 3.14-1

Julian Field jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue May 14 15:38:22 IST 2002

At 15:21 14/05/2002, you wrote:
>My situation is:
>I've my email redirected to an alias to send an sms to my mobile when it
>arrives, so:
>Email at server.com redirects to local account \user, and to remote account
>User.Mobile at server2.com, where server2 is the server in which I run
>mailscanner.   User.Mobile at server2.com is an alias that expands to
>mobnumber at mobileprovider.com and then mobileprovider sends an sms to me.

So the recipient when the message hits the MailScanner is
"User.Mobile at server2.com" and not "mobileprovider.com" as the alias is
expanded on the delivery (outgoing) part of sendmail, not the incoming

>So, afaik, only one address involved as to the second machine (the one with
>mailscanner) only arrives one message that gets expanded and then goes out
>of the machine.
>I think that no spam should arrive after this point as I've in
>mobileprovider.com delete
>My other address:
>There could be also  another possibility, that is to receive an email to
>user at server2.com (the one with mailscanner) that expands to \user, and
>user.mobile, that expands again to mobnumber at mobileprovider.com, but in
>this case, afaik (again ;)) it only involves one recipient. (but in the
>case that the expansion of aliases is done automatically it could mean two
>adresses: \user and mobnumber at mobileprovider.com in the same message).
>In this case I think that as the actions for mailscanner are just "delete,
>deliver or store", if the action is delete, just is needed to rewrite the
>header removing the not-to-spam email, if deliver, leave at is, and if
>store, then store it with no rewriting.
>Is this possible?
>(Thanks in advance)
>Best regards

Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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