On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:26:07AM +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote: > 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 do not use sendmail myself, so I am not sure of all the details, but go to /etc/mail/ and define SMART_HOST appropriately in the right .mc file. Read the Makefile there for information on how to rebuild things and which files are used. Googling for 'freebsd sendmail smart_host' should also provide useful information. > > > > > > 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 -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"