At 05:44 AM 7/9/2008, Nicolas Letellier wrote:
Hello.

I use FreeBSD 7 with sendmail. I have a problem for sending email. More
precisely, with the sender of the mail.
When I'm logged to my machine in root, the mail is sent with
"[EMAIL PROTECTED]" with sender. OK, no problems.
When I'm logged to my machine in nicolas, the mail is sent with
"[EMAIL PROTECTED]" with sender. OK, no problems.

However, when I'm logged in nicolas to my machine, and if I do a "su
root" or "su - root", and I send a mail, the sender will be
"[EMAIL PROTECTED]" and not "[EMAIL PROTECTED]".

It's a problem, because I done a "su" to be logged as root.

I don't have this problem with a FreeBSD/Postfix.

Thanks for your advices and helps. I don't understand this problem.

Regards,

--
 - Nicolas.

That is exactly working as designed. The reason sendmail sends the mail as your actual login user is so you cannot spoof so easily. If you have certain emails like system reports you are sending and want them sent as root, add them to roots crontab file.

        -Derek

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