SMTP/IMAP Realm Problems

Hank Beatty hbeatty.lists at
Tue Jul 8 12:03:13 EDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 10:56, Andrew Brink wrote:
> Hello
> I have finally figured out why my SMTP authentication is not working, because of a real problem, now I just need to know the best way to fix this.
> The problem is that sendmail is trying to send the FQDN as the realm (lets say  but my users are listed in sasl2 as username at neo
> Now, I can add another user specifying the realm with -u as so the user is user2 at and SMTP auth works like a charm, however, when I do this, I can no longer login with POP nor IMAP.  This poses a problem.
> I suppose one workaround is to have two username for each user one at the shortdomain realm and one at the FQDN realm..... This seams like a faulty workaround, and I bet there is a better way to make the two play nice with each other.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> Andrew

It appears that you can control what sendmail sends for auth info:

toward the bottom of the page it tells how you can specify a map.

Hank Beatty <hbeatty.lists at>

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