Subject: Re: mail configuration
To: None <>
From: Joseph Sarkes <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/21/2001 09:56:19
Well, i thank the repliers for their replies. I did try
adding another "From: " header in my elmrc file, but that
isn't what I'm running into. It seems that some dns lookup
is done now in mailers that can't resolve unless perhaps
your machine is configured to use the ip name/address that
is dynamically set via pppd? That is pretty much the last
thing that I want. It has always been easy to just send your
mail to the recipient directly when using unix. Now, slowly
it is changing to unless you are in the "static ip club"
you are blocked out. What next? Only US postoffice computers
can carry email? It appears that this kneejerk anti-spam 
reaction has gone way too far into the non-useability range.

At the very least, there should be some instructions or some
method of being able to send email. I have my Reply to: set
and identify myself in my emails. What else should be reasonably
required? A permit to carry? 

If anyone has solved this I would appreciate instructions. It
is actually so bad that now most times I can only reply to the
mail list, as recipients reject my replies when I try to talk
up. Some form of censoring? 

Since I only run -current right now, I don't know if this happens
with other earlier releases, just that it didn't used to happen.

Joseph Sarkes