I seem to have run into a situation where configuring the alpine e-mail client (formerly just pine) for a specific user seems to override some configuration so that the username for the operating system account is used from within alpine to determine who the e-mail is from.

Why is this happening, generally?

How is the sender explicitly configured?

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as here:




it looks like the solution is to use a role as per:


which I'll have to look into further. Thanks to usenet comp.mail.pine.

I'll update the answer, this is just links to general info and a how-to guide.

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