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    Hi all,

    We are a school and have a server set up to send automatic email alerts for a science project to another domain.

    However, the emails are being rejected by the destination because of the "Received" field shown in bold below. We know this from the logs. I pulled this section from the email header:

    Received: (from [email protected])
    by (8.14.4/8.14.4/Submit) id t88ELoYo004727
    for [email protected]; Tue, 8 Sep 2015 14:21:50 GMT
    From: root <[email protected]>

    Is there anyway to replace the "[email protected]" with what appears in the From field, "[email protected]" as that is what is expected at the other end?

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    The FROM field is typically populated by the client, the sendmail host only relays the message if it is allowed to do so. In short, you need to look at the settings or the code of whatever contacts sendmail to send these alerts, and update the FROM field there.
    Real stupidity always beats Artificial Intelligence (c) Terry Pratchett

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