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Re: unknown sender


From: mezzenger
Subject: Re: unknown sender
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 15:41:07 +0000

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Sven Joachim <address@hidden>
> On 2008-05-15 18:49 +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> 
> > I have installed the latest emacs and set up email using vm.  I can send 
> > and 
> receive email, but the "from" field is blank in mail received from me.  I 
> need 
> to know where the from field is set.
> >
> > Here is the email portion of my dot emacs file:
> >
> > 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------------
> > ;; Mail
> > ;; SMTP
> > (setq send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
> > (setq smtpmail-smtp-server "smtp.comcast.net")
> > (setq smtpmail-smtp-service 587)
> > (setq smtpmail-auth-credentials
> >            '(("smtp.comcast.net" 587 "my_username" "my_password")))
> > (setq user-mail-address "address@hidden")
> > (setq user-full-name "Alvin Smith")
> > (setq mail-default-reply-to "address@hidden)
> >
> > ;;POP3
> > (setq vm-pop-folder-alist
> >       '(
> >         ("pop:mail.comcast.net:110:pass:my_username:my_password" "Comcast")
> >       )) 
> >
> > 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------------
> >
> > What am I missing?
> 
> I think you need to change the mail-from-style variable, possibly to
> 'angles.  This is actually the default in stock Emacs, but in a
> Debian-patched Emacs it is set to 'system-default.  The latter is fine
> if you use an MTA that writes the From: field for you, but not with
> smtpmail.
> 
> Sven
That was it.  Thanks.




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