Sendmail & Linux

I am currebtly using Sendmail 8.8.6 on an i486 Linux box with Slakware 3.1 installed. Any user (user@linux.my.domain) can receive their email and also any email going to a virtual domain (user@virtual.domain). My problem is, when I send an email to user@virtual.domain, the user receives the email but the "TO:" in the header information is rewritten as user@linux.my.domain!
    Does anyone know how to stop Sendmail from rewriting the "TO:" field in the header?

Greatly appreciated!
Gary E. Faulkner
Systems Engineer
VisualNet Internet Solutions
hajiAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

xtermCommented:
Yup... DNS is forward looking up the IP address of your virtual
host to a certain IP.  So when the mail comes to that IP, your
sendmail catches it, not knowing that it was destined for your
virtual domain.

The trick is to tell sendmail to listen for it.
In /etc/sendmail.cf, make sure there is a line that looks like:
Fw/etc/sendmail.cw

Then in /etc/sendmail.cw put the following on seperate lines:
yourdomain.com
mail.yourdomain.com
virtualdomain.com

....etc., you get the idea - basically any domains you want
sendmail to catch mail for.  Be sure to kill sendmail, and
then restart it (with "sendmail -bd") after you have added
the entries to /etc/sendmail.cw
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
hajiAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much, you hit the nail on the head!!!!!

So gratified!
Gary E. Faulkner
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.