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Old 05-19-2008, 06:32 AM   #1
Murdock1979
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mail command - changing from line


Hello!

I am getting this error when I use the mail command:

Code:
invalid/host-not-in-DNS return address not allowed
Is there any way to change the from line when invoking the mail command (or some other solution)?

Thanks,
Murdock
 
Old 05-19-2008, 07:23 AM   #2
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can you post the mail command that gave you that error please.

2) In mdv, you can check errors at /var/log/mail/errors.log
 
Old 05-19-2008, 07:29 AM   #3
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Sure!

Code:
mail -s "test" address@email.com < ~/emails/test
and then in exim4 I get this error:

Code:
2008-05-19 14:24:54 1Jy3U5-00074F-WA ** address@email.com R=smarthost 
=remote_smtp_smarthost: SMTP error from remote mail server after MAIL 
FROM:<me@server-laptop> SIZE=1426: host mail.myisp.net: 550 5.1.8 
invalid/host-not-in-DNS return address not allowed
In Kontact or Apline and can set up my personal values, which sends out emails fine, but I don't know how to do it when using mail (or other command-line mailers such as mutt).

Thanks,
Murdock

Last edited by Murdock1979; 05-19-2008 at 07:30 AM.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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well I do not use debian but have used slack so first
http://linuxgazette.net/issue91/price.html

2) I use postfix but generally speaking mailman is the name of the app for cli mail

and you use a mail transfer agent to route it eg exim, sendmail, postfix

3) looking at this link
http://mirror.hamakor.org.il/archive...004/10638.html

shows that user had a fantasy hostname, similar to me, I know you are deliberately disguising your details so you are not spammed but you may want to read the exim dox on hostnames

so first place is look at /etc/hostname and then the config files for exim.

4) sorry that I do not use exim but try here
http://www.exim-new-users.co.uk/cont...ategory/22/34/
 
Old 05-19-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for all of the links!

However, I am looking for a set up that does not require so much configuration. I am looking for a Linux equivalent to something like:

http://www.downloadjunction.com/prod...890/index.html

FINAL NOTE: using the -f option in sendmail does the trick. I also implemented that into Mutt, so everything seems to work now.

Thanks!
Murdock

Last edited by Murdock1979; 05-19-2008 at 04:37 PM.
 
  


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