Sendmail problem (I think)

William Park opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at
Wed Nov 16 08:02:55 UTC 2005

On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 08:55:24PM -0500, Madison Kelly wrote:
> William Park wrote:
> >On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 09:31:20PM -0500, Madison Kelly wrote:
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >> I've recently merged a few different servers onto one new box. So far 
> >>mail seems to be working (on Sendmail/Fedora Core 3). The problem is my 
> >>boss (which makes this a big problem! :) ) is telling me that people are 
> >>getting emails from him addressed at: user-3nIZrVSwZJRWVPTZF4YnfwC/G2K4zDHf at instead of 
> >>user-9IKiO1iGCm+Xj1p+fO2waQ at
> >
> >
> >Are you saying, that he's sending email with
> >    From: user-3nIZrVSwZJRWVPTZF4YnfwC/G2K4zDHf at
> >when it should be
> >    From: user-9IKiO1iGCm/QT0dZR+AlfA at
> >?  Or, is it the other way around?
> His client software is set to 'user-9IKiO1iGCm/QT0dZR+AlfA at' but when he sends it the 
> server seems to be messing with the header and changing the address to 
> 'user-3nIZrVSwZJRWVPTZF4YnfwC/G2K4zDHf at'. It hasn't done it today though after I added 
> all users mapped to their respective domains in the 'virtusertable' file 
> so maybe that fixed it?

Virtusertable is for incoming.  For outgoing, it's



    Then, in /etc/mail/genericstable,
	user	user-9IKiO1iGCm/QT0dZR+AlfA at
    Here, GENERICS_DOMAIN() is needed if email reader qualifies the
    address, which it usually does.

    If email reader puts something else in From: header, like
	From: user-9IKiO1iGCm/QT0dZR+AlfA at
    then Sendmail should not touch it.

William Park <opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at>, Toronto, Canada
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