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Old 10-01-2009, 05:38 AM   #1
glore2002
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Receiving the following e-mail from my system.


I am receiving mails from my system with the following error. Where do I change the settings to tell Lenny to send mails to the correct e-mail address?

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This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

lacalga@

Technical details of permanent failure:
Probe failed: Illegal envelope To: address (no @ symbol): lacalga@
Thanks!
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:02 AM   #2
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I assume lacalga is your local system user?

Are you able to send emails to lacalga using the "mail" program?

Are the emails being generated as a result of some Cron job that is trying to send its output?
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:56 AM   #3
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I assume lacalga is your local system user?

Are you able to send emails to lacalga using the "mail" program?

Are the emails being generated as a result of some Cron job that is trying to send its output?
Yes, lacalga is the user name.
Also yes. Those mails are generated as a result of some Cron jobs.

lacalga@ is not an e-mail (at least not one I've created) but those e-mails are arriving at my e-mail account. What do you mean by "mail" program? Evolution?


Thanks again for your help!
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:58 AM   #4
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Hello Glore2002,

If lacalga is your user-name ,then the message should read

>lacalga(at)localhost<

When you have given your PC a "personnel" host-name then :

>lacalga(at)"personnel"<

If you don't know the "personnel" (host-name) ,or forgotten :

type in a shell : $hostname ,enter ,and you'll see it as

answer.

Then of course you will have to edit in /etc/... the config. file

for the mail prg.

Mostly in Linux it's sendmail ,but I'm not sure for your OS .


Success ,and greetings from Flanders (Belgium)

Martin
 
Old 10-01-2009, 08:34 AM   #5
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Hello again ,

your reply towards IBall came just in between my post.

So after reading it ,no ,no Evolution .

Evolution is a GUI (graphical User Interface).

Daemons (background & OS programs) use a non GUI "send" only program .

As said above ,I'm not sure ,but for Debian I think ,its also sendmail.

You can check ,if there's a sendmail directory OR file in /etc/...

If so open the file with Vim or Gedit and read it .

BE PRUDENT ,before editing it ,make a save as file with an extension

like : sendmail.conf.orig

greetings from Flanders (Belgium)

Martin
 
Old 10-01-2009, 05:17 PM   #6
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Hello again ,

your reply towards IBall came just in between my post.

So after reading it ,no ,no Evolution .

Evolution is a GUI (graphical User Interface).

Daemons (background & OS programs) use a non GUI "send" only program .

As said above ,I'm not sure ,but for Debian I think ,its also sendmail.

You can check ,if there's a sendmail directory OR file in /etc/...

If so open the file with Vim or Gedit and read it .

BE PRUDENT ,before editing it ,make a save as file with an extension

like : sendmail.conf.orig

greetings from Flanders (Belgium)

Martin
Thanks Martin for your help!
I can't find any sendmail file in my debian lenny system. I've found /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf.

It looks like this:
Quote:
root=xxx@gmail.com
mailhub=smtp.gmail.com:587
rewriteDomain=
hostname=xxx@gmail.com
UseSTARTTLS=YES
AuthUser=xxx
AuthPass=*******
FromLineOverride=YES
Do I have to modify that one where it says hostname? Should I change xxx@gmail.com by lacalga@debian5b (5b is my hostname)?

Where you see Xs same text string appears.

Thanks again for all your help. From Argentina,
Glore2002.-

Last edited by glore2002; 10-01-2009 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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Hello Glore 2002 ,

I'm alive again ,had to sleep .

Yes this is the conf. file for your sendmail .

Sorry for this confusing of names ,I don't use sendmail myself .

I will install it right now on one of my OS version's ,

so to fish out a solution for you .

In the mean time I've already found a configuration prg. and
a documentation pkg. witch could be of use to you .

These are : sendmail-cf and sendmail-doc ,so while I'm fishing out

you could read sendmail-doc .

By the way ,is the above quote the entire content in ssmtp.conf ?

I'll have installed and tested it in say 2 - 3 hours.

Have a bit of patience ,and good learning time

Martin
 
  


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