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Re: Bug#457477: devscripts: [tagpending] Did not tag the bug.

On Mon, 24 Dec 2007, Charles Plessy wrote:

Le Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 09:10:41PM +0000, Julien Cristau a écrit :

The problem is not bts, or tagpending, or the BTS.  The problem is that
your MTA is not configured correctly.  With exim, which you appear to be
using, see /etc/email-addresses.

Le Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 10:18:01PM +0100, Mohammed Adnène Trojette a écrit :

And this causes bugs.debian.org to fail sender verification.
So either use an SMTP with *routeable* address or make your mailname a
routeable address.

Well, I do understand that I have a poorly configured mail server on my
machine. Indeed it is a laptop, not a mail server. Other sites accept
the test mails I send from this laptop, and since I am not a system
administrator, I strictly have no clue on what to do to get with `bts'
the same level of functionality than with `reportbug', that is:
installing it on a machine and using it "out of the box" to communicate
with the BTS.

Apparently I am wrong that the DEBEMAIL environment variable can contain
useful information which would make `bts' able to send mails that would
not be rejected by the BTS when using a default Debian instalation. I
will not bother you further and stop using tools that I can not master
because of my lack of interest and skills in the art of mailserver

If your ISP has an SMTP server you can use as a relay, which is almost always the case, configuring your Exim to go through that should be fairly easy. That should eliminate these purplexing issues (by offloading them to your ISPs' system administrators, who have alreaddy solved them!).

I hope this helps - feel free to email me privately to ask for more help.

-- Asheesh.

All possibility of understanding is rooted in the ability to say no.
		-- Susan Sontag

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