- An email relaying issue was resolved.
- 32 email messages to sponsors had bounced to root.
- I copied /var/mail/root to /tmp/root.
- I deleted irrelevant messages from /tmp/root (using mutt).
- All the bounced messages had the same sender.
An efficient way to do the following for all 32 messages:
- Extract the original message from the bounce message.
- Send the message as the original sender to the original recipients, including the original bcc.
- Make the sponsors notice nothing except that there was a delay in delivery.
- In mutt, start in the message index listing the bounce notification messages of interest.
- With the cursor on a bounce notification message, type v to open the Attachment Menu for the bounce notification message.
- The Attachment Menu lists all attachments. A description of each attachment is shown. The subject of the original message is its description.
- Press j to move the cursor to the attachment identified by its description as the original message. Do not open the attachment.
- Press Escape-e to start the resend-message dialog.
- The body of the original message opens in the mutt editor.
- Press : to open the editor command line.
- Press q and Enter to exit message composition.
- Press y to resend the message.
- Press q to return to the message index.
- Use j or other appropriate keys to move the cursor to another bounce notification of interest.
- As needed, go back to #2.