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Re: Home Mail Server

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David" <dbree@duo-county.com>
To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: Home Mail Server

> On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:51:41AM +1000, Peter A. Cole wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Paul Johnson" <baloo@ursine.ca>
> > To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> > Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 5:22 AM
> > Subject: Re: Home Mail Server
> I've not followed this thread too closely.
> Are you using exim4?  I'm not sure if this works with exim3 or not.

Hi David, no sorry, I'm now using sendmail. I was initially using exim, but
moved to sendmail because of mimedefang's dependency on it. I wasn't aware
of exiscan-acl at the time.

> Are you letting exim rewrite the username?  If not, you should probably
> do that.  Then have the mail client send the email with the From: header
> with the local username.

This is where I had problems with exim, but now I have sendmail running like
a charm, rewriting external addresses and leaving internal ones alone.

> At first I had my rewrite rule in the Rewrite section of the
> exim{,4}.conf file.  It was doing what I think yours is doing, rewriting
> the From: for ALL mails.
> I then commented this line out and added two lines under "remote_smtp":
>   headers_rewrite = dlb@localhost.localdomain dbree@duo-county.com f
>   return_path = dbree@duo-county.com
> I'm not sure if the "return_path" is necessary or not, but it doesn't
> seem to hurt at least, and _could_ be needed anyway.
> Note that I'm the only user, but you should be able to use a lookup rule
> in the rules for multiuser systems.
> Now, the rewrite happens only if you send mail out to the net.
> One further note.  This is for smart_host usage, and not for direct mail
> hosting.  But I'm sure that a similar rule could be implemented for
> this, too.
I'm using the smart host configuration and fetchmail to get the messages
from my ISP.

Thanks for your reply anyway David, I'll archive it for future reference if
I end up using exim with exiscan-acl or anything like that.


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