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Re: How can i change the email address logwatch emails from?

On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 01:18 -0400, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> LogWatch is emailing me from root localhost localdomain, and this seems 
> to causing problems with the spam filter of the email address  I'm 
> sending it to. How can I change this to something more acceptable?

What is the result of hostname?

on my box -

[mirror utility ~]$ hostname
[mirror utility ~]$ grep "utility" /etc/hosts            utility.mpeters.local utility
[mirror utility ~]$

make sure that HOSTNAME is set in /etc/sysconfig/network
It would be a good idea to have your hostname specified in /etc/hosts

I also have mine specified in my caching nameserver, but that isn't
necessary if it is in your /etc/hosts file - because your /etc/hosts
file will be consulted first.

If that is not possible (ie dhcp) just having the hostaname set
in /etc/sysconfig/network might be good enough.

At any rate - my logwatch stuff on that box comes from

root utility mpeters local

In my spamassassin config for user who gets roots mail - I have
(in .spamassassin/user_prefs )

whitelist_from *.mpeters.local

(that account gets all logs from all my systems)

SpamAssassin knows to not flag them as spam.
They actually never even get to SpamAssassin because procmail filters
them first, but any mail on my lan system that doesn't get filtered for
whatever reason would never be flagged as spam because of the whitelist.

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