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Old 07-29-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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sendmail + vacation = error

My boss asked me if I could setup autoreply for his email while he is on vacation. I never did this before but I found vacation software and installed. It is pretty straight forward.

#I logged as boss
#and I created new file


#it is pretty simple

Subject: "$SUBJECT"

#after that I made

cat /home/boss/forward
\boss, "|/usr/bin/vacation boss"

# And finnaly did
vacantion -I

and logged offf

after i did test I received this message as result

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors ----- "|/usr/bin/vacation boss"
(reason: 550 Unsafe for mailing to programs)
(expanded from: <

----- Transcript of session follows -----
550 5.7.1 /home/test/.forward: line 1: "|/usr/bin/vacation boss"... Address <> is unsafe for mailing to programs

What now?

Last edited by zivota; 07-29-2005 at 05:46 PM.


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