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Title:How do I change the address the mail is sent from for email notifications?
FAQ ID:F0338
Submitted By:Subhendu Ghosh 
Last Updated:06/02/2009

Description:Notification emails from Nagios are being sent from root@localhost. How do I change things so emails are sent from an address of  


The default notification scripts included with Nagios use the "/bin/mail" command to send out email notifications. "/bin/mail" genereated messages use the current userid to create the From: header.

To change the From: header to something else, one method would be to configure Sendmail to use the Genericstable to rewrite the From: address  

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