In PHP, I’m using mail($to, $subject, $content, $headers, ‘-f email@example.com’) and I successfully receive the email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, the “from” return address (in Yahoo! Mail) shows as “email@example.com” instead “firstname.lastname@example.org”. My /var/logs/mail.log looks like:
Jun 2 18:30:39 domain1 sendmail: w531Udbv002872: from= email@example.com, size=6059, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<20180 6030130.w531Udbv002872@domain1.com>, relay=www-data@localhost Jun 2 18:30:39 domain1 sm-mta: w531UdPW002873: from=<u firstname.lastname@example.org>, size=6279, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<20180 6030130.w531Udbv002872@domain1.com>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA- v4, relay=localhost [127.0.0.1] Jun 2 18:30:39 domain1 sendmail: w531Udbv002872: to=ya email@example.com, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=r elay, pri=36059, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=2.0.0, st at=Sent (w531UdPW002873 Message accepted for delivery) Jun 2 18:30:40 domain1 sm-mta: STARTTLS=client, relay= mta6.am0.yahoodns.net., version=TLSv1.2, verify=FAIL, cipher= ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256, bits=128/128 Jun 2 18:30:41 domain1 sm-mta: w531UdPW002873: to=<yah firstname.lastname@example.org>, delay=00:00:02, xdelay=00:00:02, mailer=e smtp, pri=126279, relay=mta6.am0.yahoodns.net. [188.8.131.52 7], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (ok dirdel)
As you can see, I’m using sendmail (8.15.2) and I’m looking only to send mail out from multiple domains (domain1.com, domain2.com, domain3.com, etc). I’ve tried all kinds of sendmail files, features and commands: sendmail.mc, submit.mc, use_ct_file, use_cw_file, mailertable, virtusertable, genericstable, local-host-names, trusted-users, GENERICS_DOMAIN(), RELAY_DOMAIN(), sendmailconfig. SMART_HOST seemed to break everything.
The configuration always uses the line from /etc/hosts that looks like:
127.0.0.1 localhost domain1.com localhost.localdomain
I’ve tried messing around with MX and TXT (SPF) records but I don’t know what I’m doing:
Can you help me interpret what is going on here and what I can do to fix it? Can I fix sendmail to pass through the “from” address rather than always changing it to what is in /etc/hosts?
I don’t need to receive email but I’m willing to set it up if it helps with verification. I’m also willing to switch from sendmail to exim4 or something else if that will help.
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