MTAs and dialup connected machines
I have a little bit of a problem getting EXIM to work on
a dialup-connected computer.
The problem is that the local login name doesn't match
the login name on my email service provider (SMTP/POP3).
This causes problems when error mails are sent back
from remote MTAs. (Error-mails saying "user xxx doesn't
exist", "server is temporarily unavailable", etc.)
When I send email through the local MTA, Exim 3.03,
a Return-path: <email@example.com> is added.
This should really be <firstname.lastname@example.org> (that's
my public email address), but it's "usel" because that's
my local username.
So how do I solve it?
1) Putting a "Reply-to: email@example.com" using the MUA
does not help because MTAs send error mails to some other
header (I assume Return-path).
2) I could make my MTA rewrite the Return-path as
"firstname.lastname@example.org" instead of "email@example.com",
but I don't know how/if it's even possible.
Oskar Liljeblad (firstname.lastname@example.org)