At 09:20 13.08.2003 +0100, Scott Mitchell wrote:
On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 08:47:03PM +0200, Toni Schmidbauer wrote:
> trying to answer q2 because q1 was too complicated :-)
> edit /etc/mail/ and change
> D{MTAHost}[localhost]
> to
> D{MTAHost}[<global mail server>]
> restart sendmail. this is untested, so let me know if it works
> for you.
> because relaying over <global mail server> is only permitted
> after a successfull pop login, use fetchmail just before sending
> the mail:
> fetchmail -c -p pop3 -u <your username> <global mail server>

Possibly easier to edit /etc/mail/ Change the last line:

FEATURE(`msp', `[]')dnl


FEATURE(`msp', `your.mail.server')dnl

I tried Scott's version together with fetchmail, it did't work. After fetchmail ... I did a "mail [EMAIL PROTECTED]" and I get a dead.letter without any error information. Thanks for your answers.

Meanwhile I got send-pr working by doing two things:

send-pr is just a shell script which calls /usr/sbin/sendmail to deliver the message. send-pr reads the env MAIL_AGENT. When setting the env Variable MAIL_AGENT to

"/usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -t [EMAIL PROTECTED]"

instead of the default

"/usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -t"

it worked. Here -f did the trick because our mailserver only allows "relaying" mail to outside when the "originator" has a valid public email address which is known to our mail server.

Modify /etc/mail/


define(`SMART_HOST' `our.mail.server')

This works.

Just for curiousity: Is there a place in /etc/mail where I can tell my sendmail daemon that:
- it should use [EMAIL PROTECTED] when sending mail
- it maps local users like "jd" to [EMAIL PROTECTED] for this -f thing

I dont want to read my mail on the FreeBSD machine, it would be just nice if a

"mail [EMAIL PROTECTED] < somefile"

would work, because now I have to transfer somefile to my Winbox' Email programm somehow.

with best regards,

Alexander Haderer
Alexander Haderer                     Charite
                                      Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Tel.  +49 30 - 450 557 182            Strahlenklinik und Poliklinik
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Email [EMAIL PROTECTED]    Augustenburger Platz 1
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