[Pkg-exim4-users] address rewriting

Steven Wayne steven at rebma.dyndns.org
Thu Jul 21 18:18:19 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 02:56:08PM -0700, Mike Ring wrote:
> I'm configuring my newly installed sarge and I'm having trouble
> getting exim4 to rewrite the "from" and "return path" and "sender"
> fields on outgoing mail.  I've read the README.Debian and the man page
> for update-exim4-config.  I've been using "dpkg-reconfigure
> exim4-config" and it's restarting the exim daemon when complete.  My
> /etc/email addresses contains the one line: "loginname at myisp.net", my
> real email address.  I'm a simple dialup user and my box has no FQDN. 
> It does have a hostname "myhostname" and exim is using that for my
> system mailname in /etc/mailname.  I think that's how it should be
> because I have indicated my wish to rewrite later in this
> "dpkg-reconfigure exim4.config" script.  /etc/email-addresses has my
> real email address on its only line.  I am not preceding my
> "loginname at myisp.net with the word user:, should I?
> I would aprecate any comments or suggestions.

The line is:

userid: loginname at myisp.net

Where "userid" is whatever you log onto your Debian box with.


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