smail ignores visible_name and from_field config settings
I have a home machine on which I would like to send mail to local users as
well as the Internet (when a PPP link is up). I used to do this by telling
smailconfig that I am an "Internet site" with visible name "primenet.com"
(my Internet Service Provider's domainname).
This produced from fields like <localuser>@primenet.com, which is great for
me (email@example.com is my account with my ISP) but not so hot for my
wife (firstname.lastname@example.org is not an actual account) or for root
(email@example.com is not the right account). I fixed this by adding
from_field="From: Matt Birkholz <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
to the end of /etc/smail/config.
After upgrading to Debian 1.1beta (smail 22.214.171.124-22), this arrangement
does not work. The from_field setting seems to be ignored. All of my mail
is "From: <birkholz@dagobah>" ("dagobah" being my local hostname).
Am I the only person who was / is trying to do this? Has anyone succeeded?
Matt Birkholz <email@example.com.>
Finger firstname.lastname@example.org for PGP 2.6.2 Public Key ID = 74305425
Key Fingerprint = B3 34 FB 3E 3C FE E8 57 AA B4 B2 95 A7 C0 1E AF