Re: laptop sendmail
Mariusz Kruk wrote:
Colin Cotter napisał(a):
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 sending spam.
Does anybody have any experience of how to fix things so this will work?
As someone already suggested -- use VPN to connect to SMTP server back
You can try to setup SMTP server yourself but it's gonna be
complicated and quite pointless especially if U don't have static IP.
Huh? Pointless? Shucks, I used to run my entire domain on a dynamic IP
back when I couldn't get DSL! (cue 'old man' voice ;-)
Anyway, someone else mentioned the possibility of replacing sendmail
else. I've used ... um, exim4? And the installation gave you 3 or 4
(or so) options,
including 'no mail', 'full mail', and a few others. One of those might
Also, as someone else said - the problem is that sendmail isn't
dpkg-reconfigure doesn't do it (I'd faint if it didn't :-) then you
go do it the 'old fashioned' (and non-debian (sorry)) way and edit
(or something like that) - beware that 'sendmail.cf is not designed for
life forms' (or some quote like that) - you only want to find where it
name (localhost) and domain name (localdomain) and change them. That MIGHT
be as simple as changing what your laptop thinks it is! Which would be
one of those questions during install that's too easy to skip. Look in
to see if anything is configured there besides localhost....