sendmail question

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Tue Nov 18 19:11:34 PST 2003

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 12:22:15PM +1030, Alex Wilkinson wrote:
> Howdy all,
> I have yet another sendmail issue.
> This command will send mail fine ie no errors whatsoever and the mail arrives masquared:
> $ /usr/bin/mail -s "testing" alex.wilkinson at
> If I Bcc or Cc recipients I get this error:
> $ /usr/bin/mail -s "testing" alex.wilkinson at -c
> +username at,username at,username at
> WARNING: RunAsGid for MSP ignored, check group ids (egid=200, want=25)
> can not chdir(/var/spool/clientmqueue/): Permission denied
> Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser.
> What is the best way of getting around this problem specific to FreeBSD -CURRENT ?

man mail gives:
mail [-EiInv] [-s subject] [-c cc-addr] [-b bcc-addr] to-addr ...

These special argument must go before the normal ones. This is true for
all command in Unix.  You have to place the -c argument before to-addr.
For mail argument afther the to-addr are sendmail argument. So your -c
didn't command to cc this also to person x.


Articles based on solutions that I use:

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