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In article <3j3g74$sfm@sunb.ocs.mq.edu.au>,
John Savage <johns@macadam.mpce.mq.edu.au> wrote:
>Does anyone know if I will ever run into trouble?

I can't say if you *will*, but you *may* :-).

Some MTAs enforce RFC-822 conformance rather strictly, and will refuse
messages which don't have at least one of `To:', `CC:', and `BCC:'.
Some versions of PP, for instance, do this by default, although they can
be (and usually are, eventually) configured not to do so.

There's a simple fix: include a `To:' field.  For example, instead of

    $ /usr/lib/sendmail user@dom.ain
    foo

use

    $ /usr/lib/sendmail user@dom.ain <<EOT
    To: user@dom.ain

    foo

You might also want to look at the `-t' switch.

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin       | "Remember Sun's old motto -- `The Network is the Computer'.
Public IP Exchange| What this really meant is that unless everything is
Cambridge, UK     | working, the computer is down." -- Barry Margolin

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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
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Subject: Re: the Apparently-To: field
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Date: 3 Mar 1995 13:52:41 -0000
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