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Old 02-09-2006
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Sendmail question

I apologize for asking what I'm sure is a basic question, but I have an automated script that will send a file using sendmail to a list of e-mail accounts.

When one or more of those e-mail accounts is bad, it bounces the message back to the account that is executing the script.

How can I send the mail and NOT receive the bounced back message? If it isn't much harder, how can I send the ID of the failed e-mail address to a file?

thanks for your help
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http://www.computerhope.com/unix/usendmai.htm
Take a look at the -N option.
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But wait, there's more...

Thanks Aniseed. I checked that option before and either I am doing it wrong, or it isn't what I am after. This is what I am using (I tried each of the 3 options because I wasn't sure how the parameter was passed):

cat header no_data.msg | /usr/lib/sendmail -t -N"NEVER"
cat header no_data.msg | /usr/lib/sendmail -t -NNEVER
cat header no_data.msg | /usr/lib/sendmail -t -Nnever

The header is created with the e-mail addresses within and then passed to the sendmail as shown.

I think I left some important information out, too. I don't have root or an administrator account. The e-mail accounts are not on the machine, they are external.

Thanks a lot!
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