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Old 06-09-2004, 06:22 PM   #1
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Change from email address exim


I have set up Exim, Procmail and Mutt in a Debian testing install.

I can receive and send email ok via an external smtp server, but

emails that I send to not have the correct 'from' address in them ie.

From : Andy Osborne <>
Sent : Thursday, 10 June 2004 7:59:49 AM
To :
Subject : test

The 'From' email should read:

As it is at present, it reflects the name of the user account I use on my local machine ie. aosborne

I suspect that there is a confiuration file somewhere that I need to change. Can any one point me in the right direction.

Thanks & Regards
Old 06-13-2004, 10:40 PM   #2
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Add the following line to ~/.muttrc

set from=""
Old 06-13-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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you can also set a translation rule for exim so no matter what client the mail will go out correctly
lets see
make a file /etc/email-addresses
in it put your local user name followed by the correct from address like this
then in exim.conf add this rewrite rule adjust like above to *@what the mail is going out now as
begin rewrite

*    ${lookup{$1}lsearch{/etc/email-addresses}\
                                                {$value}fail} frFs
Old 06-22-2004, 06:23 AM   #4
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thank you

sorry for the delay

adding from address in .muttrc conf file works a treat

thank you


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