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Re: Problem sending to Alioth lists?

On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 07:24:31AM -1000, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Roberto C. Sanchez [Mon, 28 Aug 2006 02:10:22 -0400]:
> > > Nope, that won't help. Knowing you use Mutt, and unless your MTA is
> > > configured in a quite restrictive way, this should solve your problems:
> > >   % echo set envelope_from=yes >>~/.muttrc
> > That did it.  Now, care to explain why/how?
> Provided that you understand the diference (hinted in my previous mail)
> between the SMTP-level "MAIL FROM", a.k.a. "Envelope-From", and
> headers-level "From" header, the answer is this:
>   the default behavior is for /usr/lib/sendmail implementations to
>   always use as Envelope-From `whoami`@`hostname`. If the user does not
>   want this, they can invoke the sendmail binary like "sendmail -f
>   desired_envelope_from@foo.com".
>   If Mutt's $envelope_from is set, Mutt will use the "From: " as the
>   desired envelope-from, and will tell so to sendmail with -f.
OK.  That makes perfect sense.

> > Also, why is this not default?
> My guess it's that it's not set by default upstream in order to retain
> compatibility after introducing this option. As for Debian, I don't
> recall any request to differ from upstream since I started reading mutt
> BTS traffic; maybe there were some, earlier than that.
Hmm.  Oh well.  At least it is fixed now.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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