Re: Lee: Re: smail Solution for Dynamic IP's
John Hasler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I've found that it is sufficient to set visible_name to the host part of my
> popmail address. That is, my email address at BrightNet is
> email@example.com so I put visible_name=win.bright.net in
> smail/config. This gets my mail out past their anti-spam-relay rules, but
> with an invalid envelope address such as firstname.lastname@example.org. If I could
> just find a way to put jghasler on there instead of the "correct" username,
> I be home free.
I compose mail in emacs, and have the following in my .emacs:
(setq user-mail-address "email@example.com")
Apparently emacs sends the mail to smail with this address and
the "real name" from /etc/passwd, so my mail headers show:
From: Bob Hilliard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It should be possible to make any other MUA put a proper From:
field in the mail they send to smail.
I had difficulty for a long time getting the return_path_field
correct. My mail address is 'hilliard', but my user account on my
machine is bob. For a long time my return_path_field went out as
"<email@example.com>", which isn't a valid address. I now have the
following in my /etc/smail/config:
return_path_field= "Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
This return path shows up regardless of what user name I use on my
|_) _ |_ Robert D. Hilliard <email@example.com>
|_) (_) |_) Palm City, FL USA PGP Key ID: A8E40EB9
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