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04-10-2004, 09:41 AM
I just did a small mailing - 250 emails - and got the following message a number of times.

What does it mean?

The original message was received at Sat, 10 Apr 2004 09:09:03 -0600
from localhost
with id i3AF93o11069

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
(reason: permission denied)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
procmail: Insufficient privileges
550 5.0.0 root... Insufficient permission


Return-Path: <MAILER-DAEMON>
Received: from localhost (localhost)
by calvinstudiessociety.org (8.11.6/8.11.6) id i3AF93o11069;
Sat, 10 Apr 2004 09:09:03 -0600
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 09:09:03 -0600
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON>
Message-Id: <200404101509.i3AF93o11069@calvinstudiessociety.or g>
To: root
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (failure)


04-10-2004, 01:21 PM
To resolve returned mail to root problem
1. In /etc/aliases add the following line:

root:username where username is the name of the user you want to send root messages to

2. From SSH, run the following command:

sendmail -bi

I have mine set to the postmaster as a username