Bug 1278619 - Tries to send as $USER
Tries to send as $USER
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: msmtp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Lemenkov
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Reported: 2015-11-05 20:35 EST by Ben Boeckel
Modified: 2018-02-20 10:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 10:26:23 EST
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Description Ben Boeckel 2015-11-05 20:35:43 EST
It appears that sending with msmtp is getting the wrong FROM header. It used to happen occasionally within the past week or so, but it is now happening reliably. I migrated from esmtp in August or so, but hadn't had problems until recently. Did something else change which might cause this?


Also happens in F23 (same version and release). All sending is via with mutt with:

set sendmail = "msmtp"

Here is the output of "msmtp -v":

msmtp: envelope from address boeckb not accepted by the server
msmtp: server message: 553 5.1.2 The address specified is not a valid RFC-5321 address. i129sm6528872ywf.1 - gsmtp
msmtp: could not send mail (account gmail from /home/boeckb/.msmtprc)
ignoring system configuration file /etc/msmtprc: No such file or directory
loaded user configuration file /home/boeckb/.msmtprc
account chosen by envelope from address mathstuf@gmail.com: gmail
using account gmail from /home/boeckb/.msmtprc
host = smtp.gmail.com
port = 587
proxy host = (not set)
proxy port = 0
timeout = off
protocol = smtp
domain = localhost
auth = choose
user = mathstuf@gmail.com
password = *
passwordeval = (not set)
ntlmdomain = (not set)
tls = on
tls_starttls = on
tls_trust_file = /home/boeckb/.local/share/msmtp/ssl/gmail.crt
tls_crl_file = (not set)
tls_fingerprint = (not set)
tls_key_file = (not set)
tls_cert_file = (not set)
tls_certcheck = on
tls_min_dh_prime_bits = (not set)
tls_priorities = (not set)
auto_from = on
maildomain = (not set)
from = boeckb
add_missing_from_header = on
add_missing_date_header = on
remove_bcc_headers = on
dsn_notify = (not set)
dsn_return = (not set)
logfile = (not set)
syslog = (not set)
aliases = (not set)
reading recipients from the command line
<-- 220 smtp.gmail.com ESMTP i129sm6528872ywf.1 - gsmtp
--> EHLO localhost
<-- 250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, []
<-- 250-SIZE 35882577
<-- 250-8BITMIME
<-- 250-STARTTLS
<-- 250-CHUNKING
<-- 250 SMTPUTF8
<-- 220 2.0.0 Ready to start TLS
TLS certificate information:
            Common Name: smtp.gmail.com
            Organization: Google Inc
            Locality: Mountain View
            State or Province: California
            Country: US
            Common Name: Google Internet Authority G2
            Organization: Google Inc
            Country: US
            Activation time: Tue 13 Oct 2015 07:31:26 PM EDT
            Expiration time: Tue 11 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PM EDT
        SHA1: 41:D4:85:E1:FC:1B:1D:3A:2D:60:E3:51:AB:E6:4A:A4:52:D8:CF:00
        MD5:  B0:22:1C:8C:9F:04:F3:AF:8F:9A:92:8C:70:CD:38:1B
--> EHLO localhost
<-- 250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, []
<-- 250-SIZE 35882577
<-- 250-8BITMIME
<-- 250-CHUNKING
<-- 250 SMTPUTF8
--> AUTH PLAIN AG1hdGhzdHVmQGdtYWlsLmNvbQBrbndpemN3bmVuam5oaGVj
<-- 235 2.7.0 Accepted
--> MAIL FROM:<boeckb>
--> RCPT TO:<mathstuf@gmail.com>
--> DATA
<-- 553 5.1.2 The address specified is not a valid RFC-5321 address.
+i129sm6528872ywf.1 - gsmtp

and the compose header info from mutt:

    From: Ben Boeckel <mathstuf@gmail.com>
    To: Ben Boeckel <mathstuf@gmail.com>
    Subject: Testing
    Reply-To: mathstuf@gmail.com
Comment 1 Ben Boeckel 2015-11-05 20:36:36 EST
I should mention that switching back to esmtp is fine, so I'm guessing msmtp is to blame here.
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Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2018-02-20 10:21:59 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 28 development cycle.
Changing version to '28'.

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