[Q] Webmin webmail reply to address....

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#1 Tue, 03/17/2009 - 00:45
TheEdge

[Q] Webmin webmail reply to address....

G'Day,

Env: - Webmin 1.460, Usermin 1.390, Virtualmin Pro 3.66 - Centos 5.2

  • I have a domain configured for mydomain.com.au and an email user as myuser.mydomain. So far so good.
  • The same user is able to login and browse their webmail without a problem.
  • However when they reply to a message the reply to address is: myuser.mydomain@domain_where_webmin_is_installed.com.au. Naturally this is an invalid reply to address. I was expecting the reply to address to be myuser.mydomain@mydomain.com.au
  • So how do I go about rectifying this? I cannot seem to find anything in WebMin that influences this.

All help, pointers etc. greatly appreciated.

Tue, 03/17/2009 - 06:33
andreychek

Yeah, it sounds like either it's not detecting the proper From address, or it's currently set to something odd :-)

If you log into Usermin, click the Usermin link at the top, then Mail -> Mail Forwarding and Replies.

In there, you'll see an option to set "From: address for replies".
-Eric

Tue, 03/17/2009 - 23:58 (Reply to #2)
TheEdge

Hi Eric,

Env:
- Webmin 1.470, Usermin 1.400, Virtualmin Pro 3.66 (Note upgrades to WM, UM)
- Centos 5.2
- I logged in as the affected user and went to "Mail Forwarding and Replies" as described and can see the "bad" reply to address I am seeing. Changing that to the address I want and then pressing Save reverts back to the "bad" address.

- Also looking at the read mail configuration settings for Usermin (https://domain_where_webmin_is_installed.com.au/usermin/edit_configs.cgi... I see that I have the following settings in "User From Addresses":

Default hostname for From: addresses => From Real Hostname
Allow editing of From: address => Yes
From: address mapping file => /etc/mail/virtusertable (This file does not exist on my Centos / Postfix system)
Address mapping file format => Address to username (virtusertable)

I am loathe to "just" start changing things... but is it the fact that the address mappings file does not exist that is causing the issue?

Appreciate the help.

Wed, 03/18/2009 - 06:58 (Reply to #3)
andreychek

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I logged in as the affected user and went to &quot;Mail Forwarding and Replies&quot; as described and can see the &quot;bad&quot; reply to address I am seeing. Changing that to the address I want and then pressing Save reverts back to the &quot;bad&quot; address.
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Yikes, okay, that definitely sounds like a bug :-)

I'd recommend opening up a bug report, using the Bugs and Issues link below, so Jamie can look into that.
-Eric

Wed, 03/18/2009 - 08:37 (Reply to #4)
Joe
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This is actually configuration.

You have a Sendmail path, but I presume you're using Postfix.

You'd want the address mapping file to be /etc/postfix/virtual

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Fri, 03/20/2009 - 00:38 (Reply to #5)
TheEdge

Thanks Joe, that change worked perfectly.

PS. Whenever I click to edit one of my posts I get an unexpected error and to contact the board administrators.

Fri, 03/20/2009 - 09:04 (Reply to #6)
Joe
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<div class='quote'>PS. Whenever I click to edit one of my posts I get an unexpected error and to contact the board administrators. </div>

Really? I mean, I know it gives an error, but I thought I'd changed it to not say to anything about contacting people. It's a well-known stupidity in the forum software, and I've heard about it plenty. ;-)

We're moving to a completely new website running all new code in a few days.

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Fri, 03/20/2009 - 14:06 (Reply to #7)
TheEdge

OK. Will wait for that and see if the other stuff forum related is also sorted.