On Sat, Apr 18, 1998 at 09:38:54PM -0400, Lee Bradshaw wrote: > > > > > In .muttrc I have: > > > > > > > > > > set hostname="earthlink.net" # my DNS domain > > > > > set use_from # always generate the `From:' header field > > > > > > > > Thanks for your help. Although this will certainly work, I'd ideally > > > > like a proper solution rather than just a workaround. I assume > > > > that you've had the same problem then, since you have implemented this? > > > > It worked fine here with smail. > > > > > > To me the correct way is "unset use_from" and let the MTA generate the > > > correct address. With the default "set use_from", I've seen hostname > > > info appear in the from address when that machine shouldn't be receiving > > > email. > > > > Please see my last message... In my case the from address the MTA would > > generate would bounce on reply I can almost guarantee. > > Then it sounds like your MTA is broken. I don't think I should have > to fix the headers for every program (mail, mailx, mutt, elm, pine, > emacs...) when the MTA should handle it. From a security point of view, > you might not want users to be able to send mail that appears to be from > a different user. On a dial up system with only one user maybe it's not > an issue. let me explain: This machine is icarus2.dyn.ml.org. Therefore, my MTA generated From line is firstname.lastname@example.org. You see that dyn part? Yeah, non-dedicated dialup. =p So really, I -NEED- the mailer to generate a from address for a mailbox I can get mail from. Why not reply-to? Not everything out there honors it, at least one mailing list I am on doesn't. The MTA is not broken, their mailing list software is. So I accomidate everyone by forcing mutt to make the from header.
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