Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89878
Suggestion for RHL-RG (sendmail chapter)
Last modified: 2015-07-14 00:24:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Please include more detailed information about configuring Sendmail (editing the
sendmail.mc file) for machines that aren't members of an official domain.
The problem reffers to using such a Linux machine for:
- sending e-mail for all users defined in /etc/password, with a valid From: and
Reply-To: address (both header & envelope)
- explaining how to correctly configure sendmail (headers & envelope) if one is
defined as "johndoe" on a machine wihout an official domain and has a mailbox
"jdoe" located at the ISP
Some programs, like FaxMail (included in older versions of Red Hat Linux),
return an error if a fax-by-mail is sent from an e-mail address that has no
valid SMTP envelope.
I am not sure I understand what you want here.
1> You want to configure sendmail on a host that is not part of a official
domain? Explain what you mean by this. Do you mean your ISP's domain?
2> You want to send emails for folks in /etc/password w/o a domain name?
3> You want to configure sendmail to talk to an ISP mail server and map a
particular ISP user to local accounts?
This seems like something that is an edge case configuration. Most mail clients
can handle this sort of thing.
Anyway, verify that I understand what you are asking and we'll go from there.
Still waiting on information.
In the mean time, I am transferring this to the new maintainer.
Updated for RHEL4 Reference Guide.