[Mimedefang] Slightly OT: Sendmail config option for accepting user.name at domain.com

Kevin A. McGrail KMcGrail at PCCC.com
Thu Oct 23 12:29:23 EDT 2014

On 10/23/2014 11:36 AM, Ben Kamen wrote:
> I don't remember "unconfiguring this" -- but my system currently 
> doesn't accept mail at the "full name" user field like it used to.
> I wonder if over time I managed to turn it off.
> What's the config option so that sendmail accepts  mail to a user's 
> "Full Name" field?
> (like mine is "Ben Kamen" -- so "ben.kamen at benjammin.net" should work 
> - but it doesn't. 
Sendmail was acquired last October by Proofpoint.  So far, I haven't 
seen much impact and Sendmail, Inc. was commercial before that 
supporting Opensource as well.  One of the "good" examples of a company 
built on open source that seems to do a good job of supporting the 
community and still keeping the lights on.

I'm not aware of a "full name" option (doesn't mean it doesn't exist) 
but you could add a file called virtusertable and put in a line that 
routes the alias to your local account such as:

ben.kamen at benjammin.net    \bkamen

Then compile it, etc.

Your sendmail.mc will need something like this line which activates the 
feature and tells it the hash is in /etc/mail/virtusertable.db

FEATURE(`virtusertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable')dnl


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