Re: smail ignores visible_name and from_field config settings
On Mon, 6 May 1996 birkholz%dagobah@dagobah wrote:
> I have a home machine on which I would like to send mail to local users as
> well as the Internet (when a PPP link is up). I used to do this by telling
> smailconfig that I am an "Internet site" with visible name "primenet.com"
> (my Internet Service Provider's domainname).
I use the visible name now, I have tried in the past to use 'psu.edu' as my
domain (or some similar setting) and brando as the 'hostname'... Which was a
mistake.... My ISP (Penn State Univ. PA, USA) started trying to route
messages through my machine. Only a few, when the user misconfigured
their mailer... The messages got stuck in a loop on my machine, and built up
header info for a while till they died in transport.
> This produced from fields like <localuser>@primenet.com, which is great for
> me (firstname.lastname@example.org is my account with my ISP) but not so hot for my
> wife (email@example.com is not an actual account) or for root
> (firstname.lastname@example.org is not the right account). I fixed this by adding
> from_field="From: Matt Birkholz <email@example.com>"
> to the end of /etc/smail/config.
> After upgrading to Debian 1.1beta (smail 188.8.131.52-22), this arrangement
> does not work. The from_field setting seems to be ignored. All of my mail
> is "From: <birkholz@dagobah>" ("dagobah" being my local hostname).
> Am I the only person who was / is trying to do this? Has anyone succeeded?
I think I'm set up this way, but I did not get the setup from anywhere, it
does seem to work though.
> Matt Birkholz <firstname.lastname@example.org.>
> Finger email@example.com for PGP 2.6.2 Public Key ID = 74305425
> Key Fingerprint = B3 34 FB 3E 3C FE E8 57 AA B4 B2 95 A7 C0 1E AF
My latest attempt to 'stabilize' stuff: I use a script to check my mail, an
I just put code in to not download mail while 'pine' is up... Otherwise
everyone (might) have their hands in the mailbag at once. I don't know if
this is necessary.
Hey guys, I just heard something that really worries me...
(wringing hands) What is the correct side of the bed to get up on?