On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 06:46 pm, Erik Trulsson wrote: > On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 06:17:47PM +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote: > > The send-pr appears to assume that mail can and will be sent > > directly through sendmail or equivalent rather than inderctly through > > an ISP mail service. > > Does it not work if you configure sendmail to send via your ISP's mail > server?
Sounds good, but how? > > > I can certainly successfully send mail directly > > via sendmail but as I don't have a static IP address or a registered > > name the (bogus?) name used is not able to be validated. So when I send-pr > > I get a returned mail message which includes the following: > > > > ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors ----- > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > (reason: 450 4.7.1 <mail.whatnot.on.net>: Helo command rejected: Host > > not found) > > > > It seems most destinations are not so pedantic and accept the (bogus) name. > > > > > > Now if I set up sendmail with some registered name in place of > > mail.whatnot.on.net > > then I believe the message will be accepted. > > Perhaps, but most likely whatever name you supply will have to resolve to > the same IP it was sent from for it to be accepted. > > > > > So the question is would it be legitimate or fraudulent to set sendmail to > > work with > > the name of my ISP's mail server in the Helo command -- after all this is > > the rout that > > will be followed by any responses. > > > > Is there a better way around the difficulty. > > You could also use dynamic DNS (see e.g. www.dyndns.org) to get a real > hostname that sendmail (and other services) can use. Yes; somewhat cumbersome although it also gains some other advantages. Thank you, Malcolm _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"