Masquerade the from field using sendmail

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Tue May 21 15:34:44 BST 2002

On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 03:15:27PM +0100, Mervyn Passmore wrote:
> I have a 4.5 BSD server that does our transactions, like invoices etc. I
> would like it to email our customers as the order status changes. I want the
> message to appear to come from our sales dept, but sendmail uses the
> server's login and server name. I can alter the 'Reply to', but not the
> 'From' by sendmail options.
> I read that masqerade_as can be set in my sendmail config file, and tried to
> follow the instructions. My cf directory is empty, so cannot modify and make
> the .mc file.
> Does anyone know how to go about this? Which .mc file should I modify?  Or
> can I just modify the file?

Have a look at in /etc/mail.  You'll probably need to add the


In fact, you're probably best off copying to $ and
changing that instead.

When you've done your changes, cd into /etc/mail and run 'make'.

You're probably best off reading the Makefile and README in /etc/mail, as
I've never used this.  :-)


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