Disable or limit email in root?

Jon Radel jon at radel.com
Fri May 27 04:27:38 UTC 2011

On 5/27/11 12:16 AM, Jorge Biquez wrote:
> Hello.
> I am trying to find if sendmail was the problem or what... thing is not
> that root receive email but that root was used to send email to a list
> of address...

And what does it say in the logs?  We'll help you interpret them if you 
wish, but right now I've heard nothing but speculation and I've heard 
nothing to distinguish between:

1)  Somebody sent e-mail with root at .... as the return address, or

2)  Somebody generated e-mail with a process running as root, or

3)  both.

Your sendmail log should tell you where sendmail thinks the e-mail came 
from and where it thinks it sent it.

Or you could start by telling us HOW you detected this problem.

--Jon Radel
jon at radel.com

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