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[Nmh-workers] local domain expansion

From: Paul Fox
Subject: [Nmh-workers] local domain expansion
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 08:34:46 -0400

it it possible to get post to rewrite headers in order to fully-qualify
local recipients, before handing the message to the local MTA via smtp?

    - qmail's smtp server does not rewrite addresses -- it
        just passes them on.
    - sendmail, traditionally, adds the local domain to any
        unqualified address it sees. 
    - mh doesn't fully-qualify addresses in the headers.  in the
        everything-is-sendmail world, this was okay.
    - my local mta is qmail, and i have "mts: smtp" set in mts.conf

the problem comes if i send mail to both a local and a remote
recipient at the same time:

    To: sam, address@hidden

sam gets the message just fine.  joe also gets the message.  but
if joe's MTA is sendmail, what joe will actually receive is an
incorrectly expanded address:

    To: address@hidden, address@hidden

which is clearly unreplyable.

is there a way to tell mh never to send mail with unqualified addresses
in the headers?

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 63.7 degrees)

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