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[leafnode-list] Re: I broke slrn


On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:15:23PM +0100, hawat.thufir@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Is this a slrn or leafnode problem?

It's a PEBKAC (slrn). ;-)

slrn builds your "From:" by collecting "$realname
<$username@$hostname>". So you probably want to use

| set username "hawat.thufir"
| set hostname "gmail.com"

manual.txt says:

|  hostname is used as the domain part of the email address slrn puts in
|  your ``From:'' header, so it should be set to just that. This may or
|  may not be the hostname of the machine slrn is running on, depending
|  on whether you have an email account on that machine and whether you
|  want to use it for your usenet postings.
|  Please see the entry ``$HOSTNAME'' for a discussion of slrn's default
|  behaviour if this variable is unset.
|  Note: In each case, slrn either uses the information you set in
|  ``posting_host'' or returned by gethostbyname(3) to generate its
|  Message-IDs, so their domain part is not influenced by the value of
|  this variable.
|  See also: ``realname'', ``username''

As far as I know, $hostname is used for no other purpose than assembling
your mailaddress.

HTH, Martin
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