Sendmail configuration

Posted on 1998-04-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-22
Hi, I have my computer setup to be called 'grommit', and my domain as, so Linux automatically calls my computer  Unfortunately, my actual address is, so I'm trying to figure out how to configure sendmail to send all remote mail with the From address of

help!  =)

Question by:coleslau
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kmrussell earned 100 total points
ID: 1637140
Put in both the POP3 and SMTP servers and the "username" or "POP3 username" or "POP account" as the username

-if those servers do not work, try for both SMTP and POP3

POP3 server = Incoming mail server
SMTP server = Outgoing mail server

Expert Comment

ID: 1637141
I have a similar setup--you want to put

in your /etc/ file. The Dj command forces sendmail
to use a different domain name from the one it infers (based
on how you've set your machine's hostname).


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ID: 1637142
How did it go?

Author Comment

ID: 1637143
I'm not quite sure what you mean exactly... where do I change the POP3/SMTP servers?  

I tried changing the Dj in my, but Linux keeps sending mail with the From header saying "", so I think I need to modify the way Linux is creating the from header - but I'm not sure how...

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