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Re: Exim rewriting addresses

On Tue, 1 May 2001 mdevin@ozemail.com.au wrote:

> I am having some difficulty understanding how the last section of
> /etc/exim.conf rewrites addresses. Here is the part of the config
> file in question: *@localhost
> ${lookup{$1}lsearch{/etc/email-addresses}\
>                                                 {$value}fail} Ffrsw
> Here is what I have in /etc/email-addresses:
> algemon: mdevin@ozemail.com.au
> Now when I send mail from mutt as user algemon it seems to rewrite the addresses
> OK.  If I send mail from Netscape I still have the sender: algemon in the header
> but at least the From: header is correct.
> But if I send mail from the command line with mailx like:
> cat file.txt | mailx -s "Subject" algemon@localhost then I still see
> headers like:
> To: algemon@localhost
> Subject: Subject
> Message-ID: <E14uZbh-0001Xr-00@debian>
> From: "algemon,,," <mdevin@ozemail.com.au>
> Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 22:50:21 +1000
> How do I set it up so that the From: field is rewritten to
> "mdevin@ozemail.com.au"
> when mailing from mailx?
> And how do I set it up so that the Sender: field when mailing from Netscape is
> "mdevin@ozemail.com.au
> and nothing else?
> Any ideas where the rewriting rule in exim.conf is wrong?

You problem is in the flags (the Ffrsw) at the end of the line.

The Exim manual has this to say on rewriting flags:


34.6 Flags specifying which headers and envelope addresses to rewrite

If none of the following flag letters, nor the `S' flag (see section
34.7) are
present, a main rewriting rule applies to all headers and to both the
and recipient fields of the envelope, whereas a transport-time rewriting
just applies to all headers. Otherwise, the rewriting rule is skipped
the relevant addresses are being processed.
E       rewrite all envelope fields
F       rewrite the envelope From field
T       rewrite the envelope To field
b       rewrite the Bcc: header
c       rewrite the Cc: header
f       rewrite the From: header
h       rewrite all headers
r       rewrite the Reply-To: header
s       rewrite the Sender: header
t       rewrite the To: header


so to rewrite To: fields, include Tt in the flags.



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