[clug-talk] Sendmail Question

Niels Voll nvoll at voho.com
Fri Nov 19 22:58:48 PST 2004

are you running a single domain or multiple domains on that sendmail server?

timmy wrote:

> Does anyone know how to change the envelope sender address in sendmail?
> i.e, when the system sends an email to root, or whoever is setup to 
> receive the system messages, the sender address is as such:
> root at host.domain.com
> This causes a problem, as most of the time, 'host.domain.com' might 
> not be a valid dns host, so basic sendmail checking would bounce the 
> message back stating:
> <snip>
> Action: failed
> Status: 5.1.8
> Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 553 5.1.8 <root at host.domain.com>... Domain of 
> sender address root at host.domain.com does not exist
> Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 18:15:12 -0700
> </snip>
> I'd need the email to come from root at domain.com, or just take the easy 
> way out and add a dns record for 'host.domain.com'. I'd prefer the 
> former, as I don't have easy access to the dns configuration.
> tim

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