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[Discuss] Sendmail question

On 03/13/2012 01:34 AM, Tom Metro wrote:
> Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> Sendmail question
> Looks like Postfix...
>> I'm seeing a few of these messages in my maillog:
>> Mar  6 19:21:29 cheyenne postfix/smtp[5546]: 183A62FD52:
>> to=<kmbodine at>,[]:25,
>> delay=0.73, delays=0.05/0/0.15/0.52, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 
>> <4F56A9EB.8040401 at> Queued mail for delivery)
>> What confuses me is: 4F56A9EB.8040401 at
>> Would that mean that this user has a forward or an alias to a gmail
>> account.
> If so, the forwarding from Hotmail to Gmail wouldn't be evident in your
> mail log. (Assuming this is outbound mail you sent to the Hotmail address.)
> The "4F56A9EB.8040401 at" is a message ID, rather than an
> address. For example:
> Jan 23 03:22:56 lex postfix/smtp[6193]: 2F54585807F: to=<...>,
>[]:25, delay=4.5,
> delays=3.6/0.01/0.56/0.37, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0
> <4F1D18D5.1050501 at> Queued mail for delivery)
> The bigger question is why your mail client handed your Postfix SMTP
> relay a message with a Gmail message ID. That's assuming this is an
> outbound message that you sent. If this was an inbound message, then
> that's a different story.
>  -Tom
Yeah it is postfix. In any case, it is from mailman. He was complaining
that some of his email from the list was going to his wife's gmail
account. The reason I was checking the logs was to see if there was any
email going to his wife's email account, which it was not.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90 
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66  C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90

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