> > Hmm, rather than ignore the line with the single dot, shouldn't
> > majordomo (well resend) double the dot and send it to sendmail?
> That should work, even adding a " " at end of the line works too (at least it
> works with our sendmail 5.67b8/IDA-1.5)
Oh, barf! Don't needlessly modify the message with stuff like this.
> > Does mmdf/smail/zmailer have the same single dot phobia, or do I have
> > to try to document it in the majordomo.cf file 8-).
> Well, the RFC for mail stats the mail must end with a line with a single dot,
> you can test it yourself by making a direct conection to smtp port.
Which RFC is that? RFC-821 documents SMTP, which is the network
protocol between MTAs. It is there that a single dot on a line is
mentioned. RFC-822 specifies the format of a mail message, and make
not mention at all in regards to a line with a single dot.
> Now, i tried editing a file like the first example and sent it to myself with
> "mail marcos < file": I got the mail _complete_. But when i use
> "/usr/lib/sendmail marcos < file" (adding the proper headers to the file) i
> got only the lines _before_ dot. You can now be sure resend get the mail
> complete, but when try to deliver it, the mail get truncated by the dot.
> Dunno what does mail program to avoid this "dot" error, but resend should do
> it too.
> Maybe a good solution for it is making resend either ignore a such line or
> just add a " " at end of the line.
Try invoking sendmail with the correct option, rather than mutilating
the mail message, please? Thanks.