[ALUG] Managing cron and similar E-Mails from headless systems

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Fri Feb 17 13:32:15 GMT 2017


On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 01:23:49PM +0000, Laurie Brown wrote:
> On 17/02/17 11:58, Chris Green wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:10:33AM +0000, Laurie Brown wrote:
> 
> [SNIP]
> 
> > I looked at SSMTP but it doesn't seem to be maintained and I can't see
> > how to set the sender name either.
> > 
> > As I said above setting the domain doesn't help because the domain
> > used has to be a real domain which intermediate mail servers can look
> > up to check.  So I can't just set the domain to rpi.isbd.co.uk because
> > there isn't any such domain.
> > 
> > If one could set a default From: line like:-
> >     From: Rasberry Pi <root at isbd.co.uk>
> > 
> > that would do the necessary but I can't see how to do it.
> 
> ---- cut here ----
> 
> # cat /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf
> #
> # Config file for sSMTP sendmail
> #
> # The person who gets all mail for userids < 1000
> # Make this empty to disable rewriting.
> root=cict-root at convergent-ict.com
> 
> # The place where the mail goes. The actual machine name is required no
> # MX records are consulted. Commonly mailhosts are named mail.domain.com
> mailhub=smtp.convergent-ict.com:587
> 
> # Where will the mail seem to come from?
> rewriteDomain=###.convergent-ict.com
> 
> # The full hostname
> hostname=###.convergent-ict.com
> 
> # Use SSL/TLS before starting negotiation
> UseTLS=Yes
> UseSTARTTLS=Yes
> 
> # Username/Password
> AuthUser=######
> AuthPass=######
> 
> # Are users allowed to set their own From: address?
> # YES - Allow the user to specify their own From: address
> # NO - Use the system generated From: address
> #FromLineOverride=YES
> 
> ---- cut here ----
> 
Well when I did similar, e.g. I did the equivalent of:-

    rewriteDomain=###.convergent-ict.com
    hostname=###.convergent-ict.com

The E-Mail was rejected by the TSO smarthost saying that
###.convergent-ict.com isn't a valid domain.

-- 
Chris Green



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