SPUG: sendmail from Perl (quick newbie question)
dancerboy at strangelight.com
Wed Feb 13 18:04:23 CST 2002
At 3:47 pm -0800 2/13/02, Ben Reser wrote:
>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.
That's not what I meant. I meant that it was odd that this happened
when using sendmail from a CGI script on a different server, but
*didn't* happen when sending from my desktop machine using Eudora.
Either behaviour makes sense. The odd thing is that it isn't
consistent, and that the behaviour seems to depend on the *sending*
server (which has no way of knowing that all the recipients are the
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