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Date:      Wed, 16 May 2007 06:48:05 -0400
From:      Schiz0 <schiz0phrenic21@gmail.com>
To:        "Ian Lord" <mailing-lists@msdi.ca>
Cc:        Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>, Oliver Peter <hoschi@mouhaha.de>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Newbie Question: Mail from from cron jobs...
Message-ID:  <8d23ec860705160348v4f764652w3d89b3a7a7953523@mail.gmail.com>
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On 5/16/07, Ian Lord <mailing-lists@msdi.ca> wrote:
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oliver Peter [mailto:hoschi@mouhaha.de]
> Sent: 16 mai 2007 03:18
> To: Jerry McAllister
> Cc: Oliver Peter; Ian Lord; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Newbie Question: Mail from from cron jobs...
>
> On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 05:38:15PM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 11:26:03PM +0200, Oliver Peter wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 12:26:36PM -0400, Ian Lord wrote:
> > > >  ...
> > > >
> > > > Where can I change the address root@localhost.mydomain.com to
> > > > machinename@mydomain.com ?
> >
> > Look in the file /etc/mail/aliases
> >
> > You can alias root to go to your favorite address.
> > Don't forget to run   newaliases(1)   after editing the file.
> >
> > Of course, doing this will mean that all mail to root will
> > go to you.
>
> Hhm. I thought the problem was that you would like to change the From:
> of those e-mails not the To: ?
>
> --
> Oliver PETER, email: hoschi@mouhaha.de, ICQ# 113969174
> "Worker bees can leave. Even drones can fly away. The Queen is their slave."
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Exactly... I receive the emails since I correctly configured my aliases to
> redirect all mails externally...
>
> The problem I have is with the from...
>
> Someone told me to change the hostname in rc.conf, that won't work since I
> have 4 machines:
>
>         Machine1.mydomain.com
>         Machine2.mydomain.com
>         Machine3.mydomain.com
>         Machine4.mydomain.com
>
> I want the mail from to be
> root@mydomain.com not root@localhost.mydomain.com
> ...
>
> Not too sure where to look into to fix this
>
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Try checking /etc/rc.conf for your hostname var. Also, /etc/hosts



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