Re: mutt-i produces broken Message-IDs
On Wed, Oct 21, 1998 at 05:43:52PM +0100, Charles Briscoe-Smith wrote:
> Package: mutt-i
> Version: 0.94.12i-0
> Severity: important
It appears that this is a result of the interaction between the mutt variables
use_domain and hostname. I've done some experimenting with this and am pretty
confident that all the people listed (myself included) had 'unset use_domain'
and not set the hostname. Under these circumstances mutt grabs the hostname
from /etc/hostname instead of using the fully qualified hostname.
Below is a chart showing the all possible settings for my home machine which
uses a modem for connectivity. As I do all my Debian work there, exim is
configured to use debian.org as the hostname. I tested with the mutt variable
hostname set to both debian.org and landru.uwaterloo.ca (landru is my machines
name and my dialup is through uwaterloo.ca).
The values shown are what was found in the mail as it was received.
hostname use_domain unset use_domain
-------- ---------- ----------------
To: treacy@landru.@ To: firstname.lastname@example.org
none From: treacy@landru.@ From: email@example.com
ID: unknown ID: xyz@landru.@
Note: mutt receives an error
To: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com
landru.uwaterloo.ca From: firstname.lastname@example.org From: email@example.com
ID: firstname.lastname@example.org ID: email@example.com
Note: not a very useful from: if you
want to receive mail.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com
debian.org From: firstname.lastname@example.org From: email@example.com
ID: firstname.lastname@example.org ID: email@example.com
Note: no local delivery
>From this, it would appear that the Debian package of mutt should have use_domain
unset and should grab the fully qualified hostname from the system and stick it