This problem turned out to be an archaic sendmail re-writing rule.
Our sendmail.cf was provided by PSI; this was a case of a rule that
makes sense for some configurations, but not ours. Our Name
Canonicalization rule (S3) had the following construction:
R$-.$+ $@$>6$2<@$1> host.user
This was the culprit! Sendmail interprets "my.name: blah" to be
The following ideas don't work:
Also, running sendmail under a non-root user doesn't help.
Thanks for trying:
Roger.Harmston@Canada.Sun.Com (Note dots!)
Ivan Angus - ne Dean
firstname.lastname@example.org (Craig Hunt)
Thanks for right direction:
Birger.Wathne@vest.sdata.no (Note dots!)
Thanks for the hint that found the problem!
jag@OTRA.com (Jeff Goldfarb)
I've tried to create a mail alias with a dot in it. For example:
When I run newaliases, I get the following:
Fred(root) 32# newaliases
/etc/aliases: line 63: cannot alias non-local names
14 aliases, longest 41 bytes, 298 bytes total
I'm running Sun 4.1.2 (Solbourne OS/MP), sendmail 1.10 of 88/05/05 .
-- -- Eric William Burger -- Eric.Burger@telecnnct.com -- -- The Telephone Connection -- Tel. +1 301/417-0700 -- -- 15200 Shady Grove Road -- Fax. +1 301/417-0707 -- -- Rockville, MD 20850 -- U.S.A. --
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