Identity for HELO in sendmail

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Wed Feb 15 04:48:45 PST 2006

On Wed, 15 Feb 2006 07:26 pm, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Malcolm Kay wrote:
> > I can now send e-mails using the standard 'mail' utility
> > to most destinations but apparently 'alpha.home' is still
> > used as the source domain in the HELO command and as this
> > just my private hostname for the machine it is not known at
> > the receiving end in spite of the
> > FEATURE(masquerade_envelope) which I naively expected to be
> > applied here.
> define(`confDOMAIN_NAME', `')dnl

Thanks Matthew;
I think the most appropriate name for me may be 
`'. At least 'dig' reparts it as an 'A' 

> Note that the name presented in the HELO line should be
> resolvable as a valid 'A' record in the DNS.  It doesn't have
> to be anything to do with the domain names used in the e-mail
> headers.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

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