Bug 10289 - linuxconf causes sendmail to discard most bounced mail notifications
linuxconf causes sendmail to discard most bounced mail notifications
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-03-21 17:39 EST by freemyer
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:47:38 EST
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Description freemyer 2000-03-21 17:39:40 EST
If one sends an e-mail to an invalid address (i.e. invalid1234@aol.com)
then the rejection notice (i.e. User Unknown) is often returned to
sendmail with the 'return-path' blank.

Normally sendmail delivers this notice to the originator of the original e-
mail.

If linuxconf is used to generate the sendmail.cf, then about 80% of the
time the notification is discarded with a error message placed in the
maillog file.  (I assume that for the other 20% the return-path is
provided.  I know that the problem happens for all mail bounced from AOL,
but from lots of other places as well.)

I suspect the check_mail rule is the culprit, but I am not sure.

Work-around: Use /etc/sendmail.mc file and the m4 macros to generate your
sendmail.cf file.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 12:15:37 EDT
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:47:38 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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