[lug] Sendmail wackyness!

Harris, James James_Harris at maxtor.com
Mon Aug 13 08:22:04 MDT 2001

I don't have my Slack system in front of me, and I've honestly never looked
into this (I like this feature), but I believe it is a function of Biff.
(Anyone feel free to correct me.)  Take a look at /etc/profile and your user
profile and see if anything is being called out (I believe you'll see a
reference to biff.)


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve T. [mailto:maxl at squeep.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 16:25
To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
Subject: [lug] Sendmail wackyness!

I recently replaced my highly broken and annoying Debian system with the
wonders of Slackware 8.0, yet, much to my surprise, the sendmail
that it sets up does something incredibly annoying.  Upon running fetchmail,
as mail arrives on the system, the headers and the first 5 or so lines of
the message are displayed to all terminals that I'm logged in on - which
causes a number of problems with programs where I like to see what I'm
doing.  If anybody has any direct experience fixing this problem, I'd
appreciate help - if not, I can send the messages sendmail has been putting
in my system logs that I suspect will point to the problem.


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