On Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:55:10 -0400, Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I see from your later message you found the -msgid flag in your .mh_profile,
so skipping over that ...
BTW, while I am looking at this, it seems even more bizarre that
LocaleName will apply "localdomain" even when it's ignoring "localname".
Not at all; if localname is unqualified, then it makes perfect sense
to append localdomain.
But does the same apply to the result of getaddrinfo? Hard to tell.
Hrm. I guess I hadn't completely thought about the implications
of how localdomain was implemented; I didn't really think about the
issue of LocalName(0) versus LocalName(1). But your point is well
taken; it doesn't really make sense to apply localdomain to both,
does it? I think that if you're using localname you would be
expected to supply a FQDN, and localdomain should only apply in the
My gut feeling is that localdomain is so rarely used nowadays that
it's not worth fixing it for 1.5. Thoughts from anyone else? For
post-1.5 I'd be fine with either using localdomain for only the
LocalName(1) case or junking support for it completely. Or perhaps
doing something else altogether. Thoughts?
fwiw, I've always used a localname entry in my mts.conf file.
Whether I need to or not, I don't know - it might be ancient voodoo that
I've never updated.
I do know that I needed it when I wanted to use userid@domainname as
my return address rather than email@example.com - as the
machine name isn't exposed to the internet, but my domainname is.
This has changed a bit over the years because providers have stopped
allowing open relays (which is a good thing). Now I have had to
enable masquerade and adding a ReplyTo: line to each of the components.
I liked it better 20yrs ago when the internet was a much kinder
gentler place :-)
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