Strange sender of mail

Strange sender of mail

Post by Niclas Mor » Wed, 14 Feb 1996 04:00:00

When I send a mail as a normally user, it looks like the mail have been
sent by root.

The line in the mail looks like this:

Anyone have any idea?


 - Niclas More


Strange sender of mail

Post by Michael McKnig » Wed, 14 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Is your user id number set to 0?  Use the following to
take a look:

        grep <username> /etc/passwd

and look in the third field for the number.  For example:

        username:x:userid:groupid:Real Name:home_dir:/default/shell

-Michael McKnight


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I have 1 user sending mail to another user
user webmstr sends mail to jhamil01
user jhamil01 read his mail and can't open file /var/mail/jhamil01
because it is owned by webmstr.  Is there a way to configure
mail so this doesn't happen and the /var/mail/jhamil01 is owned by
jhamil01, not webmstr?
John W. Hamill      `"""""""   PROFS: SMTP(JHAMIL01)    


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