Bug 30949 - Sendmail doesn't log From: in most cases
Summary: Sendmail doesn't log From: in most cases
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-03-07 15:38 UTC by Fran Boon
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-01-27 18:33:51 UTC
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Description Fran Boon 2001-03-07 15:38:55 UTC
Although the To: part is logged fine when mail is delivered, the From: 
line is virtually never logged as mail is accepted.
I have been unable to work out why it was on the rare occasion when it was.

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-02-20 17:03:58 UTC
I am also seeing this problem with different version of Sendmail and RH.  I 
have seen it with RH7.0 and Sendmail 8.9.3 and 8.12.2.

If I stop Sendmail and stop syslog and then start syslog and then start 
sendmail it will then log correctly again -- with the "from" line.

The sendmail people say it is a bug in syslog (from sendmail newsgroup): the 
likely cause is a broken syslog() function in the C library. Restarting the 
sendmail daemon should "fix" it until next time you restart the syslog

Comment 2 Oliver Schulze L. 2002-10-05 16:09:35 UTC
If you see a from=<> line in your /var/log/maillog, thats normal.
It is not imperative that sendmail shows the from= email in maillog.
Sometimes the smtp server that sends the email to sendmail, does not include
that line. It can be omited.

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