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I need to alter the "From" address from an email script (formmail.pl) so that it is my personal email
address and not my web hosting address. ( The email
goes to a fax server that verifies the "From" address first.
I call sendmail using "Open MAIL | mailprog -t -fmy@email.com" Is this the correct syntax ? And ifso how
would I verify that I'm a "trusted" user in the config file?

Thanks,
Ronald Hritz
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by:ozo
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If sendmail doesn't trust you for not being 'root', 'daemon', 'network', or 'my@email.com',
could you set a
Reply-To:
header in your MAIL to do what you want?
 

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EricKaplan earned 40 total points
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Make the call yourself.

write a small C program that looks like this:

1) create a socker to your SMTP server (port "smtp")
2) do the talk routine:
  a) send the string "HELO " + your hostname + newline
  b) send the string "MAIL FROM:<" + your email + ">" + newline
  c) send the string "RCPT TO:<" + target email + ">" + newline
  d) send the string "DATA" + newline
  e) send the content of the letter
  f) send the string "." + newline
3) thats all ;-)

Cheers,

-Eric.

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