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

Ben Kamen bkamen at benjammin.net
Thu Oct 23 12:32:48 EDT 2014

On 2014-10-23 11:29 AM, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
> 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

Yep -- know all about the virtual user table... we're like this (crossing fingers)

But there used to be a built in feature (somewhere) in Sendmail that did from the user's Account info in /etc/passwd.


Thanks KAM.

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