[NBLUG/talk] How to set FROM field in script-generated email?

Dave Sisley dsisley at sonic.net
Mon Nov 5 14:10:19 PST 2007


I use a couple of scripts to send out some emails, using mutt in the 
shell script.  I'd never noticed that the FROM field was blank in these 

One recipient has a mail.com address, and that email would not go 
through.  I added 'export EMAIL=myaddress at work' to my .bash_profile and 
tried sending an email (from a script) to my sonic address.  It was 
blocked -  "(reason: 554 5.7.1 localhost.localdomain isn't valid for 
HELO/EHLO, please fix your server.)".  Sonic won't accept my email, 
either, since I don't have a real domain name for my box.

Is there some way around this?  I'd rather just keep running this script 
from my own machine, but could push it out to a mail server that we 
keep.  Thanks in advance!


Dave Sisley
dsisley at sonic.net

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