Specify E-Mail Envelope Sender

$email_esender address_part [address_part ...]

This command specifies the "envelope sender", the address from which CopiaFacts will log in to the remote mail server to send the mail item. This is the address used in the SMTP "Mail From" command.

The parameter on this command is used as follows:

address_part components of a single e-mail address in the format described below

If only one address part is supplied, it is taken as the actual e-mail address. If more than one address part is supplied, the actual address is extracted from between '<' and '>' angle-brackets, which in this case must be used. Only the actual e-mail address is used to specify the envelope sender.  For additional formatting conventions and rules, see $email_address.

If no $email_from command is given, then all the address_part items from this command are used to create a From: header for the e-mail item. Double-quote characters have no special significance and are passed to the e-mail header line exactly "as-is". For compatibility with earlier releases, double-quote characters may also be preceded by the macro-expansion character (default `).

Note that this command does not cause a Sender: header to be added to your e-mail transmission. We have found that including a Sender: header can cause your mail to appear to come from an invalid From: address when sent to certain remote MTA software. It is therefore not recommended to supply a Sender: header, but if you wish to use one for special purposes then you can add it with an $email_header command.

The $email_esender address should normally be the one to which you want complaints and errors returned which are generated after the transmission is completed.

Unquoted words outside the actual e-mail address which contain characters not in the ASCII character set will be encoded as described in RFC2047, if the supplied text is used on a From: header.

The default macro-expansion character on all $email... commands is an ASCII grave accent character (`).

Default: the address from the $email_esender CFG command if present. If neither command is present the transmission will fail with outcome code 152.


$email_esender steve@copia.com

$email_esender "Steve Hersee" <steve@copia.com>