Lowell Gilbert wrote:

The answer will probably depend on the MTA you're using (which you
didn't mention, so it's probably sendmail)

You've guessed it. Its out-of-the-box sendmail.

Run the script from the command line and in particular just call
> mail the way the script does.

If I run the script (or just send a mail) on the command line using sudo, then it's sent as me and not root. Same happens if I su to root first.

The only way I can get it to be sent from root is if I explicitly login as root.

 Make sure the results are the same (if they're not, the MTA isn't
> the problem).

So it looks like it isn't. What can be the cause of this then?

Thanks for your help.

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