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Old 11-05-2003, 08:55 AM   #1
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mail question

I have two Linux machines on my network that I have set up to send e-mails petaining to cron, logs etc to my desktop. The problem is that they both send their mail as root@localhost.localdomain. Is there someway to change them to send according to the hostnames I have set up? For example could they send mail as root@squirrel which is the qualified name anyway?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.
Old 11-05-2003, 11:02 AM   #2
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By default its going to attach the hostname of your machine and domain name. Change those and it will send as that for system type mail.

man hostname


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