SUMMARY: Problems with forwarding mail

From: Wolfgang Leideck (
Date: Mon Jul 11 1994 - 06:52:34 CDT

Thanks for your responses.

The original question was:

> Hello sun-managers.
> Under Solaris2.3 following problem appears:
> If i forward a mail from the mailtool (openwin 3.3)
> to another user which use emacs and vm5.72(beta) he
> will get two messages. One is from me with
> "----------Begin included message ------------"
> and one that is from the sender of the forwarded mail.
> If i send mail from a mailtool under Sunos4.1.3 everything
> works fine and the other user will get only one message with
> the forwarded mail included.
> Whats wrong?
The answer is:
Under Solaris2.3 /bin/mail doesn't include the messages with
quoting the "From"-line. But there is a another command
/bin/mailcompat which every user should be run. It creates
under the $HOME-directory a .forward-file with following entry
"|/usr/bin/mailcompat <user>"
<user> must be replaced with the users name.
Now all mail will be converted to SunOs4.1.x styled mail and the
included message will be quoted.


Wolfgang Leideck
University of Mannheim
Department of Practical Computer Science III
A5, C220
68131 Mannheim

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