Need help with a strange mail/domain problem!
david at landgren.net
Mon Jul 7 06:12:45 PDT 2003
Thomas Beutler wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I'm a total stranger to the Unix world... too long have I dwelled in the
> Windows area, and now I'm searching
> for new horizons and worlds to explore... the Unix world. I looked around
> and found FreeBSD interesting
> enough to install... and here I am with a strange problem:
> I installed FreeBSD 5.0-Release and got the system running. So far - so
> Second task: Install bind and get the DNS running. So far - so good - at
> least I think so.
> Third task was to get my email work... and now the problems begins.
> I own the domain beutler.se, and my computers name is visthusboden.
> The server accepts incoming mail all right - no problems there... BUT...
> ...whatever I do, all outgoing mail get the address
> user at visthusboden.beutler.se instead of user at beutler.se
> What am I doing wrong?
You didn't visit http://www.postfix.org/ :)
Without wishing to start a flame war, if you are just starting out
with smtp on Unix, I would recommend skipping Sendmail using Postfix
instead. Having used both (sendmail for years, postfix for months), I
wouldn't want to go back to Sendmail even if you paid me. Postfix is a
joy to use. I don't think anyone will say that about sendmail.
And the configuration files are human-readable.
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