sendmail woes

Andy Bradford amb-plug at bradfords.org
Fri Dec 15 14:22:25 MST 2006


Thus said Jeff Schroeder on Fri, 15 Dec 2006 12:56:47 MST:

> It's "Return-Path:"...  if you  used "Reply-Path:" then  that explains
> why=20 it didn't work. ;)

It didn't work because Return-Path is irrelevant to the problem at hand,
and indeed  is not even  used for anything  except by humans.  Since the
envelope information  in SMTP is passed  ``out of band'' this  header is
placed there by  MTAs to make it  easy for us humans to  figure out what
the original  envelope sender was.  It has nothing  to do with  the fact
that email  servers are  rejecting the  email, this  is why  ``it didn't
work.'' ;-)

The correct solution, as someone already mentioned is to use -f.

Andy
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