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Old 12-31-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
saagar
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How to change ( masquerade) shell user name when sending mails via Postfix


Hi Happy New Year to all,


My query is as follows:

In my server, where postfix is running, I have a shell account as
sagar, I actually wanted to be seen by the world when they get
mail as "premsaagar@MyOriginatingDomainName.com".


So, I used the canonical_maps in /etc/postfix/main.cf as follows:

Code:
canonical_maps=hash:/etc/postfix/canonical
Then, in /etc/postfix/canonical :

Code:
sagar   premsaagar
then, from command line:

Code:
postmap /etc/postfix/canonical
/etc/init.d/postfix reload
When my friends receive my mail, it appears to them as:
Code:
from:	 sagar premsaagar@OriginatingDomainName.com
to:	 Receiver'sName@gmail.com
date:	 Sat, Jan 31, 2011 at 8:33 AM
It is working fine as far as username@domain.com, but I dont want the name "sagar" there ( that is my shell account name) How can I masquerade in such a way that it appears as premsaagar and not sagar?

Please help

Last edited by saagar; 12-31-2011 at 11:16 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
VertigoRay
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Smile

I just had a very similar issue. I wanted to masquerade my shell account when sending mail via a script to my customers. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how you're sending e-mail so I'm just going to tell you how I got my issue resolved:
Code:
$ echo "This is a test." | mail -a "From: \"Ray P.\" <vertigoray@mailinator.com>" -s "Test" you@mailinator.com
Hope this helps!
 
Old 01-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
saagar
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Hi VertigoRay,

Sorry for the belated reply. I will check this out and update you.
Thanks
 
  


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