Ubuntu – Changing default domain in mailutils

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I have installed mailutils on Ubuntu 12.10 and I have run into a problem where the domain being attached is the fully qualified host and not just the domain. For example,

mail user2 [enter] then enter message and send produces a from address of user1@host.domain.com

I want the from address to be just user1@domain.com. I did not have this problem in 12.04, it only started when I upgraded to 12.10. Is there a system config file somewhere that would allow me to only set the domain.com as being added to the username when sending mail and not the full host name?

Thanks,
Tim

Best Answer

  • To use a local domain other than the hostname in Mailutils:

    Create a file /etc/mailutils.conf with the following contents:

    address {
      email-domain somedomain.com;
    };
    

    You can see what else can be configured in mailutils.conf with:

    $ mail --config-help
    
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