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Closed Bug report MAR-100 Mails originating from local server do not use FQDN in From and Return-Path headers
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    Bug report
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  • Targetted for
    1.5.0
  • Status
    Closed
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    Often
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Description

When a mail is delivered by to local server from a local process, the resulting mail's From and Return-Path headers do not use FQDN, but only the server hostname.

This poses a number of issues:

  • Harder to filter between servers that have same hostname, but different domains (think multiple environments).
  • Return path will be useless for any sort of delivery.

The underlying problem is due to /etc/mailname not being configured by either the mail_server nor mail_forwarder roles.

The following should be done:

  1. Update /etc/mailname in role mail_server.

  2. Update /etc/mailname in role mail_forwarder.

Steps to reproduce this issue

Reproduction steps:

  1. Verify the server's /etc/mailname has only the server hostname in it.

  2. Set-up a server using either the mail_server or mail_forwarder role.

  3. Send out a mail from local server.

  4. Check the outgoing mail's From and Return-Path headers.

Expected results:

  1. Headers use FQDN for server address.

Actual results:

  1. Headers use hostname for server address (technically, as configured, but issue lies within /etc/mailname).
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