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Re: proper mailname

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 04:37:33PM +0000, Tyler Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using exim/fetchmail/mutt to send and receive mail. However, I've
> noticed that several programs that try and send me messages are
> confused - things like sudo and at, which try and mail messages to
> root@sedgenet or tyler@sedgenet. sedgenet is just a made-up domain I
> picked when I set up my laptop, but now I see that I need to tweak
> something so that system-generated emails are properly routed. So
> should I change my etc/mailname, or is there some way to set an alias
> such that tyler@sedgenet and root@sedgenet are actually delivered to
> real email addresses.

You could also setup your mail client to check your local mailbox.  
Sylpheed and Claws-Mail can do this and I bet others as well. Or you 
could just use 'mail' on the console, or are you expecting a lot of 
local mail?

If your exim is properly setup to send mail to the internet you could 
also add an alias in /etc/aliases, but that would make all local mail go 
across the internet, through your mailserver. Do you want that?

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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