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Re: [SLUG] Replacing Windows!
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Replacing Windows!
- From: "Steven Blunt" <efn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Sep 14 16:46:02 2001
> Hello all,
> I'm trying to replace winblows with Linux, and doing quite well, so
> far. My major requirement is handling email. I'm using Slackware 8.0
> and I've got ppp (connecting to my ISP, www.sunink.com) and the email
> retrieval bit working well using fetchmail, and the sending seems to
> work (which is sendmail, I think but I haven't touched that, I think
> fetchmail setup configured something there to make it work). I'm
> using mutt as my email client, and I can send myself email to
> jon@xxxxxxxxxx (which eventually turns up back on my linux box as new
> mail) and my hotmail account, but I also tried sending an email to
> this list and it got unceremonious kicked because whatever it is that
> receives the mail at slug.org.au tries to validate the sender (or the
> senders domain, I'm not sure) which it sees as jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
> which is what I called my linux box, and which I guess doesn't really
> exist on the net?!
> Not sure where to go from here ... am currently seaching google for
> windows to linux howtos, but I thought I'd try here too.
> Any ideas/pointers/suggestions?
It's because the list sees the SMTP envelope address and not the address in
One workaround is to give your machine the domain sunink.com, not sure if
there's a better way.