pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Fri Aug 10 12:20:51 EST 2001
On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Grant Morphett wrote:
> going to the root user by default. I will investigate that shortly
> but the urgent thing is to get that huge file re-delivered to all the
> correct users. Ideas on how I should do this automatically would be
> great otherwise I will spend an hour or two doing it by hand.
Unfortunately, a lot of machines nowadays only bounce partial messages, so
that may be a problem.
What you may be able to do is hack something up in perl to rip apart the
MIME messages and resend them.
- slurp the mailbox
- split the mailbox into separate messages (the flip-flop operator is
apparently good for this :-)
- use one of the MIME perl libraries out there to put each message into a
- check the mimetype, make sure it is appropriate (MILTIPART/REPORT?)
- check the structure, make sure it is of the appropriate shape
- take the bounced message out of the bounce message structure
- resend the bounced message (using a Perl::SENDMAIL library?)
Hmmmm.... perhaps it _would_ be easier to do it by hand :-)
Of course, doing it once - do it by hand. Doing it twice, automate it...
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