Hi, I have been playing a few hours with sendmail settings, but I failed to configure it correctly. I want to explain what I want to do. Perhaps sendmail is the wrong tool for this.
I want to send mail from /usr/bin/mail, emacs, vi etc and forward it to my provider. That means, the local "From:" address and other headers need to be mapped to my external mail address. It is not enough to just rewrite the host name. The user name is also different. I have read several documents now. The FreeBSD handbook (contains errors with dialup configurations btw), the freebsddiary, an explanation directly from sendmail.org and few from some universities. I have been searching on google, but the combination of smart host and genericstable seems very unusual. Nothing works so far. I can see that SMART_HOST setting works, because sendmail is always giving me MAILER-DAEMON-mails containing chat-logs with the external SMTP server. But the From-Line was not translated according to my settings in /etc/mail/genericstable (yes, it contains tabs and not spaces). GENERICS_DOMAIN_FILE is correct, too, in my opinion. When I remove the SMART_HOST setting. The From-lines are translated correctly, but the mail will get bounced of course, because I'm dialup. The FreeBSD handbook does not mention genericstable and how it works and if it works. I cannot see what is wrong and sendmail -bt shows that it does not translate addresses. Martin _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"