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Old 12-24-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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sendmail config help

I am trying to set up sendmail to work with my ISP's SMTP server. The problem I am having is that I need the 'MAIL FROM' parameter to be a resolvable FDQN. I thought that's what masquarading was for but I can't seem to get it to work. I have it set to ''. However, the SMTP session is still using 'MAIL FROM: myhostname.mydomain.localnet'. What am I doing wrong? TIA.
Old 12-31-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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I don't have much experience with configuring sendmail, but I know that to change the configuration you have to process the file to get a new file. So what I'm saying is, have you produced a new file and replaced the old with the new?

(ps if you follow that you're cleverer than me.)

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Old 12-31-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply but I found the problem. Odd but it turns out that it uses the first alias in the /etc/hosts file. I rearranged the order and got it working. That means I don't know what the masquerading parameter does.


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