Re: logwatch failing on mail to user

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James Wilkinson <[email protected]> writes:
> What is the sender e-mail address for the e-mail? What's the domain
> name?

If it is the logwatch mailing I can tell you exactly what the OP's
problem is.  The logwatch authors chose an sender name that doesn't
exist in /etc/password.  When Verizon does the smpt "finger-back" to
see if the user-name really exists, it finds that user "logwatch"
doesn't exist on the fedora box.  It then thinks the email is spoofed
and junks it.

I have a similar problem here with logwatch that falls afoul of my
*@wsrcc.com anti-spoofing filters.  My filters notice that the claimed
sender "[email protected]" doesn't exist and trashes the message.
I found the simplest fix is to make the sender be root and have the
human-name-string (gecos field for the old timers) be "Logwatch".

To do that add this to the file /etc/logwatch/conf/logwatch.conf:

MailFrom = root (Logwatch)

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-wolfgang
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Wolfgang S. Rupprecht                http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/


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