#4043 System and Server status emails to aliases


I have webmin running on 3 separate Ubuntu 10.04 LTS servers and it appears to have stopped sending monitor emails. I spent the day tweaking and testing and discovered that it will not send emails to an alias or a local user. It will only send to a fully specified email address eg user@localhost or user@company.com.

It /used/ to send to aliases and I think that this occurred with version 1.570. I've only noticed this now as I've had some disks fill up that I didn't notice.

You end up with entries in /var/log/mail.log like
postfix/sendmail[5959]: fatal: Recipient addresses must be specified on the command line or via the -t option

To replicate this, set up an alias in /etc/aliases and run newaliases (with postfix) (or webmin will do all this for you) and update your scheduled monitoring to send to the alias. I had a sysalert aliased to several users for group notificatoin. Let the monitoring run (or /etc/webmin/status/monitor.pl ) and check for mai and the entries in /var/log/mail.log (or .err .warn ...)

I believe that this is a similar issue to what is in this thread

Based upon what I read in this thread, http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/spamassassin-users/200606.mbox/%3C1149729928.18952.7.camel@neosoft.neocat.org%3E

it seems that the sendmail command is looking for a -t option which Webmin isn't passing when it makes the sendmail call.

Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Webmin 1.570


  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2012-01-22
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2012-01-22

    This issue will be fixed in Webmin 1.580, which will be released either today or tomorrow ..


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