In message <9405167718.AA771809885@warren.med.harvard.edu>,
>I did as suggest below. I now can get sendmail to work fine. My
>problem is that cc:Mail which goes through our Link to SMTP Gateway
>does not work.
Whoa you mean somebody didn't get a pc based mail gateway to work
properly, there's a big surprise 8-).
>In sendmail I submit the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org:
How did you "submit" this to sendmail? Did you use Mail -v? Did you
invoke sendmail directly? If so how dod you invoke sendmail? It looks
like you invoked sendmail directly since you have an apparently-to in
the headers below. In any case the test you submitted isn't a properly
format rfc822 message, it has no recipient (granted sendmail is happy
to add one, but that's not really proper testing). If you submitted
the above directly to sendmail, then you did put the approved line in
the header (and not the body) of the email message. Resend had nothing
to do with it.
>The other associated file looks like:
>R"|/home/listmgr/bin/wrapper resend -l test -h curie.med.harvard.edu
>Hreceived: by curie.med.harvard.edu (4.1/SMI-4.1)
> id AA07989; Thu, 16 Jun 94 14:41:22 EST
>H?D?date: Thu, 16 Jun 94 14:41:22 EST
>H?F?from: root (Operator)
Well we got the apprently-to stuff since there is not To: or other
recipients in the message.
>After going through our Link to SMTP Gateway and then our mail relay
>(an HP Apollo running sendmail - jenner.med.harvard.edu) the following
>is received on curie.med.harvard.edu: HERE IS THE MESSAGE PART:
>BLANK LINE IS HERE, UNLIKE IN SENDMAIL!!!
>NOTICE THAT THE APPROVED:SPIM IS NOT STRIPPED FROM THE BODY AND
>INSERTED TO THE HEADER OF THE MESSAGE.
It shouldn't be, but if there is really an extra blank line in the
body of the message, then that line is incorrect, and will cause
resend to not notice the approved: line.
>IS THIS BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBLE BLANK LINE,
If the blank line has been added, then the answer is yes.
>CAN THIS BE FIXED BY MODIFYING RESEND,
At the risk of breaking other things possibly. Trying to make up for
broken gateways (if this is actually the problem) is not something I
>OR IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE ADDED HEADERS AS A RESULT
>OF THE GATEWAYS AND MAIL RELAYS IT GOES THROUGH.
Tell the relay to stop adding a blank line to the body of the
message. How you would do this however, I have no idea. Does anybody
out there have a clue as to how the cc:mail/smtp gateway works?
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