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Re: Problem with Smail



I think smail refuses to rewrite the from: field. So, if Your mail app is
adding a from: field smail will leave it unchanged. You have to make your
mail app add the right from: field (or non att all) to fix it. If You find
any other solution, please tell me

HTH /Lars

In message <m0w75Kd-000JAWC@hex.prestel.co.uk>, "Jonathan A. Buzzard" writes:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> After using Debian 0.93R6 for some 18 months, I took the opportunity of
> installing a bigger hard disk in my laptop to install 1.2 from the cover
> CD of Linux World. There where a few problems on the install, but most of=
> 
> the ones I found seem to have been fixed, and everything is running =
> 
> smoothly now.
> 
> Except I decided to go with smail rather than sendmail, as it is the
> recomended mail delivery agent, and sendmail seemed overkill for a system=
> 
> now connected via modem. It delivers mail fine *except* the "From:" field=
> =2E
> 
> Instead of reading <jab@hex.prestel.co.uk> I get <jab@hex>. Having read
> all the avaliable documentation (bug report "man smailconfig" reports no
> manual entry) it would appear that in /etc/smail/config the option
> visible_name should read hex.prestel.co.uk which surprise surprise it doe=
> s.
> 
> I have since fiddled with every possible option that could conceivably ha=
> ve
> anything to do with this problem, all without result. It is now a week
> later and I am getting board with editing entries in /var/spool/smail/inp=
> ut
> to get outgoing mail correct.
> 
> Ideas?
> 
> 
> JAB.
> 
> 
> -- =
> 
> Jonathan A. Buzzard,
> 34 Kepwell Road, Prudhoe,           Email: jab@hex.prestel.co.uk
> Northumberland. NE42 6PD              Tel: +44(0)1661-832195
> United Kingdom
> 
> 



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