mail aliases Summary!!!

From: Andrew Le (
Date: Tue Feb 20 1996 - 09:33:52 CST

Here's Ric Anderson's answer (thanks Ric):

If you
        mail test
wheres test is
        test: user1, user2
in /etc/aliases *AND* you are user1 or user2 (even if su'ed to
root) you won't get a copy of the mail because sendmail doesn't cc
the sender by default.

        telnet yourmachien 25
and enter
        EXPN test
that will expand the alias and list its members (unless you have
"EXPN" disabled in


Basically, I was sending mail to an alias which included myself, so I
never got a "cc" from the mail I sent... After sending mail as third
user, I was able to have user1 and user2 get mail... :)

Thanks to all who responded!

On Fri, 16 Feb 1996, Andrew Le wrote:

> Hi,
> Running SunOS 4.1.3_U1, I put this line in /etc/aliases and then did
> a newaliases command, but it didnt work as expected (running as root too).
> test: user1,user2
> The above line should have mail sent to test go to both user1 and user2,
> however, mail gets sent to user2 only...
> What am I doing wrong? I'm using Sendmail V8.
> Thanks
> Andrew

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