Re: [Alpine-info] problem with the gmail smtp-server×
Benjamin R. Haskell
alpine at benizi.com
Tue Nov 22 11:33:36 PST 2011
On Tue, 22 Nov 2011, pierre.frenkiel at gmail.com wrote:
> When I send a mail to somebody, I get a copy actually coming from
> the imap.gmail.com server (I can easily see that looking at the fetchmail
> If I send a mail to me at an other address (i.e.
> pierre.frenkiel at laposte.net)
> I received it first from imap.gmail.com, and after 15 seconds, from
> imap.laposte.net. Both have in the From field pierre.frenkiel at gmail.com,
> although I have in the alpine settings:
> customized-hdrs=From: pierre.frenkiel at laposte.net
> ,Alt-Addresses=pierre.frenkiel at laposte.net
> more curious: If I set
> customized-hdrs=From: Pierre Frenkiel <pierre.frenkiel at laposte.net>
> the From field becomes:
> Pierre Frenkiel <pierre.frenkiel at gmail.com>
> it's a nice puzzle !
What's the puzzle? I sent you a link to this documented behavior: if
you send mail through the Gmail SMTP server, it will make a copy of it.
It will also change the 'From:' header to whatever user you log in as.
Gmail's SMTP server won't let you use a custom 'From:' header. (Which
is why I use my own SMTP server, despite using Gmail for Domains.) The
web interface will let you use an external SMTP server for alternate
addresses, but I think it doesn't apply when you use Gmail's SMTP
> I tried to look at my gmail settings, but found nothing
That's what I meant by "there's no way to disable it."
> Benjamin wrote:
> It's a feature. AFAIK, there's no way to disable it.
> but according your experience, that's not true.
What do you mean by "according to my experience"? When I use Gmail's
SMTP server, I get a copy of every email added to the [Gmail]/Sent Mail
folder. It will show up in imap.gmail.com if you send via
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