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Sendmail/Fetchmail Combo Bcc mail all coming to root

Posted on 2002-07-28
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Hi

I've got mail coming into a POP3 isp box.

Fetchmail is getting it.  and squirting it all at port 25 sendmail is then handling the delivery.

All bcc mail is coming to root (me!)

How can I get sendmail to parse the header and extract the line that says

'Received: from [202.187.228.7] (helo=orbit-svr7.orbitel.com.my)
     by m1.dnsix.com with esmtp (Exim 3.34 #1)
     id 17YzaJ-0007Ti-00
     for jae.tan@radius-ed.com; Sun, 28 Jul 2002 18:44:32 -0700'

and suck out the correct alias which is jae.tan and deliver the BCC'd picture of little cats, daft jokes etc to her!

Regards

Ben

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by:vsamtani
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You need to tell fetchmail that it is processing mail for the domain "radius-ed.com", and not just the particular machine you are running it on. It will then be able to use the name part of addresses like name@radius-ed.com.

So you need something like:

poll your.mailbox.server.tld localdomains radius-ed.com
  user bendecko password secret to * here


(ie, just add the "localdomains radius-ed.com" to the server definition of your mailbox server)



Vijay
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by:bendecko
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vsamtani,

thanks for the help this is roots .fetchmailrc file

# Configuration created Sat Jul 20 01:13:15 2002 by fetchmailconf
set syslog
set postmaster "postmaster"
set bouncemail
set no spambounce
set properties ""
poll pop.time.net.my localdomains radius-ed.com
       user 'bendecko' with password 'secret' to * here


What is wrong with that?

In the header of the message I get

'X-Fetchmail-Warning: no recipient addresses matched declared local names'

Even tho '

for jae.tan@radius-ed.com; Mon, 29 Jul 2002 18:50:46 -0700

is in the same header.

any ideas?

bendecko



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by:vsamtani
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You could also try adding an

aka m1.dnsix.com

to your server definition. Fetchmail ought not to need this, because m1.dnsix.com is the MX server for your domain, but it's worth a try to see if it makes a difference.

I presume you do have a local user called jae.tan?

Vijay
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by:bendecko
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yeah i have jae.tan

i've not added the line for aka ets yet cos i spotted this :-

--------------------- sendmail Begin ------------------------

340 bytes transferred
1 messages sent

**Unmatched Entries**

unable to qualify my own domain name (klang) -- using short name
g6UDbna24731: g74ECHb26392: sender notify: Cannot send message for 5 days

 ---------------------- sendmail End -------------------------

maybe thats whats causing it?

i've not got proper DNS setup eg zone file blah blah yet cos we were on dial-up and now adsl.

ben
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If you don't have dns correctly configured, you need to tell fetchmail which servers handle mail for you. Normally, fetchmail will use dns to find out that m1.dnsix.com is an MX server for your domain, and then it will read the rest of the Received header from that server. Only then will it pay any attention to the jae.tan@radius-ed.com address.

So, either make sure that you can do dns queries from the box that fetchmail is running on, or explicitly tell fetchmail about your mx server by using the aka directive.

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brilliant.  that works a treat.

well done

ben
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