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

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Sat Oct 20 10:54:34 UTC 2007

On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 11:14:45AM -0500, Ken R. Dye wrote:
> mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de said:
> > > > Do you know how mh delivers the messages to exim?
> > > > 
> >  > 
> > > execve("/usr/sbin/sendmail", ["sendmail", "-bs", "-odb", "-oem", "-om"], [/* 
> > > 46 vars */]) = 0
> > > 
> > > Sendmail is a soft link to exim4
> > 
> > So, mh talks SMTP on a pipe to exim, which is a rather unusual method
> > of delivering e-mail.
> I changed the conf so it now just does an SMTP socket to localhost.
> "sendmail" was the default.

Please notice, that sendmail and sendmail -bs are two quite different
things. The thing that is unusual is -bs. I probably didn't make that
very clear in my preceding message.

> Yes, I suppose that is necessary, especially when I insist on using
> an early 1980's email system!

Especially then, yes. I remember using mh myself when I started with
unix in 1992, using it for a couple of years before moving over to mutt.

> What tripped me up was my dicking w/the MAIN_FORCE_SENDER sendings,
> which affected what the Sender: field was being set to...and not
> the fact that *why* the Sender: field was being sent at all.  Anti-forgery
> default settings in MH started the initation of that field...

That's what I suspected.

> exim4 was just changing it.


I have tried this (on an exim in default configuration, meaning that the
  local_from_check = false
  local_sender_retain = true
  untrusted_set_sender = *
was still in place) and it does not change the Sender: field.


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