Network identity for sending mail.
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Sun Mar 16 08:51:29 UTC 2008
On 2008-03-16 18:17, Malcolm Kay <malcolm.kay at internode.on.net> wrote:
> The send-pr appears to assume that mail can and will be sent
> directly through sendmail or equivalent rather than inderctly through
> an ISP mail service. I can certainly successfully send mail directly
> via sendmail but as I don't have a static IP address or a registered
> name the (bogus?) name used is not able to be validated. So when I send-pr
> I get a returned mail message which includes the following:
> ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> <FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org>
> (reason: 450 4.7.1 <mail.whatnot.on.net>: Helo command rejected: Host not found)
> It seems most destinations are not so pedantic and accept the (bogus) name.
> Now if I set up sendmail with some registered name in place of
> mail.whatnot.on.net then I believe the message will be accepted.
The domain "on.net" is a valid domain, registered already by:
: Internode Systems Pty Ltd
: PO Box 284
: Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000
: Domain Name: ON.NET
If you don't own the domain, then it's not surprising that the hostname
You still have a few options:
(1) Use masquerading, to rewrite your outgoing email address to one
that is valid. My Sendmail installation rewrites `keramida' to
`keramida at ceid.upatras.gr', which is a valid address.
(2) Use your ISP's mail gateway. It looks like you are trying to post
*directly* to the mail servers of FreeBSD.org from an address
which doesn't resolve correctly. This is a common spammer trick,
so you are blocked if you do that :/
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