In article <1aeavoINNdga@early-bird.think.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Barry Margolin) writes:
> In article <1992Sep30.email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Wisner) writes:
> >email@example.com (Dan Mosedale) writes:
> >>In SunOS, this is done by setting up sendmail.cf to use the
> >>OR command (see /usr/lib/sendmail.subsidiary.cf).
> >When the R option is enabled, *all* mail gets delivered through the
> >mail host. The From: address on outbound mail gets set to the name
> >of your domain, rather than your individual hostname. This is not
> >always the correct thing to do.
> The context of the suggestion was that everyone is NFS-mounting
> /usr/spool/mail from the mail host. In that case, why wouldn't it be
> correct for the From: address to be an address that gets delivered to that
> Clearly, any machine that has its own /usr/spool/mail would not use this
> feature, but that's not what we're talking about.
I don't know what he meant, but I interpreted it this way:
When all mail goes thru the mailhost with some obscure name that the
users don't like, it is not preferred. The users would like their
mail to come from firstname.lastname@example.org instead of email@example.com.
We had that problem here, but squashed it.
-- Steve Lodin Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org UUCP: deaes!swlodin
"The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components of a computer system are those that aren't there." -- Gordon Bell
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