[csw-users] Problem with Exim, SpamAssassin or procmail
sgarcia at bak.rr.com
Fri Sep 23 20:00:18 CEST 2005
I recently moved all our mail accounts to our Solaris 8 server (the
Alpha started having hardware problems...)
Anyway, I installed the BlastWave Exim4, which came with SpamAssassin,
and it pretty much worked right out of the box, with minimal fiddling.
Overall I'm pretty happy with it, but there is one issue which I've
never seen before and it's causing one of my users some trouble.
Every mail message has an extra "From" line in the headers. The first
line in the message is still the normal From line:
From sender at senderdomain.com Fri Sep 23 15:21:07 2005
but immediately following that line is another line which always begins
with a ">"
>From steve Fri Sep 23 15:21:07 2005
This second line always has the beginning ">" and it is always "from"
the recipient. That is, all my messages are from "steve", all my
department head's messages are from "marc", etc.
This isn't a big problem for me because I use Pine, but my department
head doesn't hold with these new-fangled mailers and is sticking with
the old berkeley "mail". mail sees that ">" and considers that line to
be the end of the headers, so none of his subjects, etc. show up in his
Does anyone have any idea where that extra line is coming from? The
Alpha had been running Exim3 with no SpamAssassin and no procmail, and
we never saw anything like that line. I have other machines using
promail with other mailers, but again no SpamAssassin, and again, have
never seen that line.
That would make me suspect SpamAssassin, but I'm not convinced that it
couldn't be Exim4 or procmail. Then, of course, once I determine which
program is writing the line I can go bug the appropriate amiling list to
see if there is a way to prevent it.
Anyone have any ideas?
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