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Mutt, POP3, and SMTP

I just recently switched over to Mutt, after using Communicator
for the longest time.  I'm having a little trouble getting Mutt
set up properly for POP3 (although I suspect my problem might be
deeper than Mutt).

In a nutshell, I'm running RH5.2 with very few tweaks.  I'm 
connecting to my ISP (, which hosts my personal 
domain,  My /etc/hosts for my local machine
( looks like this:       localhost       localhost.localdomain   raven 

In my mail, I set From: and Reply-To: to, 
but somehow my mail gets rejected by certain recipients
because something along the chain tries to use instead, which doesn't exist
in internet space (I'm using dynamic IP at pconline).
Here's a snippet from the MAILER-DAEMON message:


Reporting-MTA: dns;
Arrival-Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 12:53:16 -0500

Final-Recipient: RFC822;
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Remote-MTA: DNS;
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 518 <>... Sender domain must exist
Last-Attempt-Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 12:53:29 -0500


What's going on?  Who's the errant party?  I'm a little
hazy on how it all fits together, so any background info
would be much appreciated.  I'd be happy to send more info.