From: John P . Looney (valen at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Fri 09 Apr 1999 - 12:09:22 IST
Right. I've a complex email setup.
I get mail to four mailboxes. Two of them (which I rarely get mail to)
autoforward to valen at domain tuatha.org, the other two are valen at domain redbrick.dcu.ie
and jplooney at domain compapp.dcu.ie. The machine that eventually gets the mail is
I have cron setup to get mail at various times of the day from them, with
fetchmail. I use fetchmail to deliver to sendmail, which invokes procmail
to sort them, and eventually they work their way into mutt.
But. Something is going screwy. If someone in the redbrick.dcu.ie domain
sends me mail, their from address is just "someone", as opposed to
"someone at domain redbrick" or whatever. When the mail is read in mutt, there is now
a header "From: someone at domain redbrick.compapp.dcu.ie" there - so, if the person
that is sending me a mail, without setting a reply-to:, I can't send mail
to them without manually unmangling the email address.
Any idea what's going on, or how to fix it ? I have a feeling it's just a
case of telling sendmail not to rewrite from addresses from a certain
domain, but I'm not sure if or how to do it.
-- 'As my grandmother used to say, as she worked away on her spinning wheel, "Those who do not remember history, are doomed to repeat it, especially if they change the addressing modes, or wordsize of their architechture"' - Peter Van Der Linden
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