> On Jun 15, 2020, at 6:43 AM, Tony Boston wrote:
> I have an issue with forwarding mails which belong to the local root user.
> I never had that and it seems something changed in opensmtpd?
> In /etc/mail/aliases I used to say
> root: sys...@example.com
> This always worked but stopped working and the following error pops up in the
> smtp failed-command command="RCPT TO: ORCPT=rfc822;root"
> result="553 ORCPT address syntax error”
> It actually does work when I try something like ‘echo Test | mail
> sys...@example.com’ BUT 'echo Test | mail root’ does not
> Am I missing something?
Did you ever figure this out? I'm having the same issue. I have a linux system
with Logwatch set to e-mail 'root', and the root user has a ~/.forward to a
fully qualified e-mail address (u...@example.com). It only started happening on
June 11, when I upgraded opensmtpd from 6.6.4,1 -> 6.7.1,1 (on my mailserver,
which is FreeBSD). I get the same "ORCPT address syntax error" you're seeing.
Here's the log from smtp when it happened yesterday:
Jul 10 03:19:03 roast smtpd: 66aa64942b25c1fd smtp failed-command
command="RCPT TO: ORCPT=rfc822;root" result="553 ORCPT
address syntax error"
The linux system hasn't been changed in years, and it started happening
immediately after the upgrade of opensmtpd, so I imagine it's related to that.