SPUG: sendmail from Perl (quick newbie question)

Ben Reser ben at reser.org
Wed Feb 13 17:47:40 CST 2002

On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 01:29:00PM -0800, dancerboy wrote:
> I still find this behaviour of sendmail very odd, though...

Not odd at all.  You're sending one message with multiple recipients.
All the receipients were going to the same mx (machine).  So when the
remote machine received it it resolved the aliases (virtusertable) saw
it went ot the same user and only delivered it once.  Makes a lot of
sense.  Saves on disk space.  And generally does what the receiving user
wants anyway.  If somone sends a signle email to several of my addresses
all at once I really don't need multiple copies of that email.

Ben Reser <ben at reser.org>

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whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism
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