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Re: smail won't send mail

Adam Klein writes:
> It turns out I had my visible_name set to my hostname, which I figured
> wouldn't be a problem because I was using the special smail tranport.
> And it seems that for a while at least, it didn't matter.  Then my ISP
> must have changed something, and all of a sudden, I needed to use the
> correct value of $visible_name.

Exactly the same thing happened to me last month.  It turns out that the
FROM address in the smtp transaction must read
<any_thing_at_all@my.isp.net>.  I'd guess that this is the latest thing in
anti-spam-relay techniques.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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