On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Timothy Murphy
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>>>> I always use (and always have used) KMail,
>>> and I don't see anything odd in my settings.
>>> I use the default sendmail for sending email,
>>> which could conceivably be the cause of the problem.
>>> I wonder if anyone has come across this,
>>> and can offer an expanation and if possible a solution?
>> But looking at the raw email, you seem to be sending the emails:
>> your computer > gmane > target mailing list.
>> Since neither your computer or gmane is eircom.net
, it's fairly
>> logical to assume that you aren't really the sender of the email, and
>> is therefore spam.
>> You want to use the SMTP servers provided by eircom.net
to send your
>> email. So:
>> your computer > eircom.net
SMTP > target mailing list.
> Thanks very much for all the responses, and the advice,
> especially the above.
> I see that I had
> in /etc/mail/sendmail.mc on my laptop,
> that being the name of my home web-server.
> I guess I must have set this at some point,
> perhaps when I had ideas above my station.
> I've changed this to
> that being the name of my ISP.
> Hopefully this will assuage the spam thought-police.
That at least helps. Ideally you would just use your ISPs SMTP servers
though, instead of your own sendmail.
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You can use sendmail with your ISP's SMTP servers too by making
sendmail a smart relay. I use this snippet with new installs to
sed -i.$DATE -e 's/^DS.*/DS'$SMTP_SERVER'/' /etc/mail/sendmail.cf
diff /etc/mail/sendmail.cf /etc/mail/sendmail.cf.$DATE
service sendmail restart
Yes, that is modifying sendmail.cf directly (slaps wrist with a
feather boa) but its the only config change I ever make, so it works
for me :)