Bill Jonas on Tue, 9 Oct 2001 17:50:13 +0200

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Re: [PLUG] Windows vs Linux e-mail return address

On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 11:35:55AM -0400, Paul wrote:
> One thing I haven't looked into yet is why e-mail that I
> send to this list is addressed correctly when I send from
> Netscape Commnicator in Win98SE, but not when I send through
> Linux. This e-mail, for example, is sent from Linux in the
> root account.

Well, you should only use root when you need it.  It's the principle of
minimum privilege -- give people only the powers that they need to do
their work, and no more.  This prevents a little mistake from becoming a
big mistake in a hurry.  You don't need to be root in order to send an
email. :-P

Anyway, your MTA is adding a Sender: header when you add a From: line
that differs from your user account.  Please see this post:

Bill Jonas    *    *
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