Anders, On my system, sendmail seems to get into a non-terminating loop when it runs the mail queue and when it processes the SMTP "MAIL FROM" command. Later today I'll have time to build it for debugging. I'm using version 8.6.12-9 . Bruce -- Bruce Perens <Bruce@Pixar.com> Pixar Animation Studios Q: How many Microsoft engineers does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: None. They just define darkness as an industry standard.