Request for assistance
mark_glassberg at valley.net
Fri Dec 20 10:07:24 EST 2002
On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 09:18:51PM -0500, John Abreau wrote:
> Those are two entirely different modes of operation. When you telnet
> to port 25, the remote sendmail sees you as the direct end-user sending
> the message, whereas when your sendmail relays your message to the
> remote sendmail, the remote sendmail sees your sendmail as a middle-man.
> While such relaying is part of the basic design of sendmail, the fact
> remains that spammers have taken unscrupulous advantage of it for years,
> and as a result it's now considered bad practice to allow relaying in any
> but the most controlled and restricted fashion.
> The normal approach would be to ask your ISP to modify their server's
> setup to allow relaying from your address. I wouldn't expect much
> cooperation from them on this, though.
Neither do I. Is there any way to get my sendmail mailer to imitate a
direct connection? If not, do you know of a linux mailer that can? If
not, do you know of a linux user mail program to replace mutt which
sends mail to an external server?
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