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Hi, and in another mail server .......... it was showing error as Sep 20 05:21:18 vskp1 sendmail[4800]: j8JNn9GY003971: forward /home/excell/.forward: World writab le directory Sep 20 05:21:18 vskp1 sendmail[3971]: j8JNn9Ga003971: ...
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    sendmail - error


    Hi,

    and in another mail server .......... it was showing error as

    Sep 20 05:21:18 vskp1 sendmail[4800]: j8JNn9GY003971: forward /home/excell/.forward: World writab
    le directory
    Sep 20 05:21:18 vskp1 sendmail[3971]: j8JNn9Ga003971: from=<excell@vskp1.excellmedia.net>, size=6
    03, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200509192330.j8JNUIq3003454@vskp1.excellmed ia.net>, proto=ESMTP, da
    emon=MTA, relay=localhost [127.0.0.1]


    what might be the problem can you explain any one and tell me the solution.

    Thanking You
    Tulasi
    Thanks in Advance

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    I think anybody can write to the /home/excell/.forward directory.

    Perhaps you should change those directory permissions so that only the user can write here, otherwise you could find yourself vulnerable to being used to relay spam to the whole wide world.

    See the man page for 'chmod' to fix permissions.
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