[Pkg-exim4-users] edge exim4 *always* adds Sender: field?

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Thu Oct 4 21:05:25 UTC 2007

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 09:20:07AM -0500, Ken R. Dye wrote:
> ( a postscript to my previous mail.  The Sender: field only gets
> inserted when I am setting From:, Reply-To and Errors-to: to my
> real sbcglobal.net addresses via MH.  If I just use a plain vanilla
> "mail dye1146 at sbcglobal.net", the "Sender:" field is not inserted....)

What do your logs say?

Do you know how mh delivers the messages to exim?

> My external mail is handled by MH (incoming via fetchmail, outgoing 
> sent by exim4/smarthost with specific From:, Reply-To: and Errors-to
> fields set,  and a trivial exim4 config).  I recently upgraded from
> sarge to edge, and am now getting some outgoing mail being dropped
> because of the Sender: field being inserted by exim4.
> I spent a few hours reading/googling, found and commented out
> the
> #local_from_check = false
> #local_sender_retain = true
> #untrusted_set_sender = *
> .endif

You commented out the settings that allow you to set your arbitrary
sender, doing exactly the opposite what you want and what would be the

You might want to read spec.txt chapter 44.16, or grep spec.txt for
"Sender:". The documentation is rather verbose.

> It used to send "dye at slider.debian.org", which was being rejected.
> It now sends "Sender: dye <dye at adsl-76-223-40-186.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net>"
> (my /etc/mailname gets updated whenever my non-static IP address changes).

Why do you update your /etc/mailname?

> Is there a way to accomplish this?

It should be the default.


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