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Re: How to get mail to local destinations delivered?



On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 19:24 +0000, Chris G wrote:
> Ah, I'm beginning to understand, mail to 'chris' and 'root' works, but
> sendmail would appear to add a hostname to what's sent by an MUA and
> anything with a hostname after the username is sent out, which doesn't
> work. 

Hmm, this sounds familiar.  Somewhere along the line of setting up
networking on one of my boxes, it got a FQDN set where there should just
be a hostname.  Then sendmail was adding the domain name onto the end of
that.  Naturally, this didn't work.  And I got some peculiar error
messages.

e.g. What happened:
     my intended hostname:  machine
     my intended domain name:  example.com

     actual hostname:  machine.example.com
     actual domain name:  example.com

     Services making up a FQDN from the given information, came up
     with:  machine.example.com.example.com

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