This isn't exclusively laptop related but has arisen
precisely because my laptop is portable. It is also probably fairly
trivial so please point me to a web page that explains this stuff -- I
have Googled fairly extensively though.
My work doesn't give access to their smtp server from outside their
domain, so I decided to set up sendmail on my machine with my work
email address so I can send messages from home. However, any
self-respecting mail server bounces back my email because it says it is
from localhost.localdomain which is a very good indication that I am
Does anybody have any experience of how to fix things so this will work?