forwarding email to inn

Bill Tangren bjt at
Tue Sep 11 14:36:31 UTC 2001

This question may be better posed to procmail (or sendmail) lists, but I 
thought I would try here first. I have a test user on my RedHat 7.0 box 
called 'helptest'. I have a line in my /etc/aliases file that reads:

helptest: "|/usr/bin/mailpost -d local usno.aa.test"

The newsgroup I set up is usno.aa.test. When I send an email to helptest, 
I get the following error (in a returned email):

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/bin/mailpost -d local usno.aa.test" 
    (reason: service unavailable)
    (expanded from: <helptest at>)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
smrsh: mailpost not available for sendmail programs
554 5.0.0 "|/usr/bin/mailpost -d local usno.aa.test" ... Service

Could the problem be in how I set up the newsgroup?  I read the man pages for mailpost 
and inews. 

Bill Tangren

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