>That is, when I read the sendmail manpage, I get the impression that you
>can't give it a file directly on the command line, but instead have to use
>an alias in /etc/aliases in order to send to addresses listed in a file.
>That limitation means there's always going to be an "-outgoing" alias
I suppose the point is that resend could, ultimately, expand the
list itself. As if, in UNIX, you were to do this:
% /usr/lib/sendmail -fmajordomo-owner `cat demo-list` < message-to-send
"demo-list" expands into sendmail's argument list, and the message
gets delivered without ever having to create an "-outgoing" (or
I'm not paranoid about the "-outgoing" alias for unmoderated lists,
especially when the list owner has subscribed to the list (i.e. would
get a copy of messages which bypassed "resend"). If someone really
wanted to be sneaky, they'd simply purloin the list itself from
"who", and send the mail that way.
--- Russ McFatter [firstname.lastname@example.org]
The Left Bank Operation