I've seen this in 8.7.x - I believe it occurs when an alias resolves to
a program and some other entity, sendmail clones the envelope to do the
deliveries asynchronously. Not an error, doesn't need fixing.
>From: Jason L Tibbitts III [SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Monday, January 20, 1997 9:44 PM
>To: JaiL BiRD
>Subject: Re: clone problem
>>>>>> "JB" == JaiL BiRD <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>JB> Now I am geting a sendmail 'clone' message when the mailing list gets a
>JB> message... I am running sendmail 8.8.4, if that matters.
>The Sendmail OP guide doesn't seem to mention this and neither does the Bat
>book. I only have 8.7.mumble (don't trust 8.8 yet), but the clone message
>only pops up once in the source, under the following statement in
>if (owner != NULL && otherowners > 0)
> extern HDR *copyheader();
> extern ADDRESS *copyqueue();
> ** Split this envelope into two.
>JB> The mailing list still seems to work. If anybody knows why the clone
>JB> message is appearing and how to fix it, please tell me how :)
>Who says it needs to be fixed? I think it's just informational. If you
>really want to get to the bottom of things, pop open the 8.8 source and
>take a look. Barring that, ask the gurus in comp.mail.sendmail.
> - J<