[Esd-l] missing F in from line

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Mon Mar 24 19:28:09 PST 2003

On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, Dan Doucette wrote:

> I had something happen last week which seemed to strip the F off
> of the from line on any messages coming in. Users were unable to
> retrieve mail because the mailbox format was invalid, missing F. I
> reboot then put the F back in each users mailbox file and
> everything was fine. Has anyone had anything like this happen? Or
> is it possibly related to sendmail?

This is a known bug in some versions of Procmail, where if a filter
program fails the first byte of the message may be lost.

Either upgrade your procmail, or get the fix-it-up recipe off the
website and put it at the end of your /etc/procmailrc:


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