The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu 6.10 Server (Edgy Eft) mail problem

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Crazysk8, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Crazysk8

    Crazysk8 New Member


    I have a question about The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu 6.10 Server (Edgy Eft),
    At first i want to say i really like the howto, thanks! It is very useful.
    But now i have a problem, when i send mail via squirrelmail to my other email, it says: 'from: web6_*name*
    I think i made a mistake and copied the text '' without
    changing it to my own hostname.
    Do you know what i have to change or where i can change it?

    Thanks, and i hope you understand what i mean, my english is not that

    With frienly regards,
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
  2. till

    till Super Moderator

    Please change the hostname in the file /etc/postfix/ and in /etc/mailname. Change it also in /etc/hostname and the run:

    hostname -F /etc/hostname
  3. Crazysk8

    Crazysk8 New Member

    Well, that files where both good, then i ran the command

    But it still gives 'from: web6_*name*'

    restarted postfix, didn't work too
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
  4. martinfst

    martinfst HowtoForge Supporter

    You need to set the return address manually in Squirrelmail under the options.
  5. Crazysk8

    Crazysk8 New Member

    Ahh, that fixes it!

    Thanks martinfst!

    also thanks everybody who has taken the time to read my topic. :)
  6. teves

    teves Member


    I have quite the same problem, but I have a Suse 10.1 perfect setup / ISPConfig 2.28 Server running.
    When I send mails from squirrelmail I also get webXX_*name* as the senders' address.

    But I do not have the /etc/mailname and /etc/hostname files. How can I fix it?
    And is there really no possibility to make squirrelmail change webXX_*name* into the according accountname automatically?

    Thank you,
    regards, Tom
  7. martinfst

    martinfst HowtoForge Supporter

    No, because you can use whatever return address you want and thus maintain multiple identities / email addresses.
    You don't need those to set the return address to your personal requirements in Squirrelmail :confused:
  8. teves

    teves Member


    You mean I can change the '' part there, too?

  9. martinfst

    martinfst HowtoForge Supporter

    Yes, you can

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