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Small mail problem


I have a small problem with outgoing mail. I have a permanent connection
and a static ip-number. The FQDN is cal011205.student.utwente.nl and there
is a CNAME, blaakmeer.student.utwente.nl. The primary MX record for
blaakmeer.student.utwente.nl points to Cal011205.student.utwente.nl
(notice the capital C).

I am following the 'unstable' distribution. I am using smail
and pine 3.96L-2 for e-mail.

I have set the system hostname as well as smail's 'visible name' to

However, when I send mail, smail seems to do a dns lookup on the mail
adress or something like that. The 'From:' header in outgoing mail reads
"remco@Cal011205.student.utwente.nl", when I want the 'From:' line to have
the address "remco@blaakmeer.student.utwente.nl". This also happens if I
explicitly set the 'From:' header in pine.

In the mail logs, there are lines like these:

01/04/1998 01:08:16: [m0xodc0-0013oSC] Received FROM:remco@blaakmeer.student.utwente.nl HOST:localhost [] PROTOCOL:smtp PROGRAM:in.smtpd ORIG-ID:<Pine.LNX.3.96.980104010803.8971A-100000@blaakmeer.student.utwente.nl> SIZE:456 IDENT:remco ID-METHOD:rfc1413
01/04/1998 03:49:20: [m0xog7s-0013oSC] Received FROM:remco@Cal011205.student.utwente.nl HOST:blaakmeer.student.utwente.nl HOST:blaakmeer.student.utwente.nl [] PROTOCOL:esmtp PROGRAM:in.smtpd ORIG-ID:<Pine.LNX.3.96.980104034802.10164D-100000@blaakmeer.student.utwente.nl> SIZE:1335 IDENT:remco ID-METHOD:rfc1413

The first on is from me sending with pine, the second one is from
fetchmail fetching mail and feeding it to the smtp port.

So, it seems to be going wrong when something sends the mail to the smtp
port from another address than localhost. Does anybody know why this is
happening? Is it a Good Thing(TM)? How can I configure it?


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