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Mon, 20 Apr 1998 19:24:23 -0400
address@hidden (Al Gilman) wrote:
>>In this case, I would try access.digex.net as the -h. I am not 100% sure
>>what the "right" value is, but I thought it pertained to where the mail
>>originates and your return address sounds like a good place to try. The
>>-r is just a valid SMTP host that will accept mail from you.
>I have been using "-h access.digex.net".
>The two values for -r I have used are "mail.access.digex.net" and
>[220.127.116.11]", which is one of the two IP numbers in the above
>domain. Eudora works when told to send outbound mail via
>"mail.access.digex.net". Sendmail complains in an evanescent message
>that you have to give a valid SMTP host, when I use these flags.
>I have not tried putting either "mail.access.digex.net" or
>"pop.access.digex.net" in as the value of the -h flag.
>The latter is the POP3 server domain name for my service.
>None of this works yet for "send a c)omment to author" or mailto: URL.
I seems unlikely that any ISP would let you access its SMTP server
using Lynx from a PC (as opposed to an already logged in shell account)
without authorization, either via your username and a mail account password,
or using your usual login password encrypted with Virtual Key. That
"evanescent" message may be reflecting the SMTP failure due to non-handling
of the authorization request. I haven't tried Eudora yet, because I'm still
at that stage of trying to become familiar and facile with the stock MS
stuff, which in this case is Outlook Express for mail, but I presume it
similarly has a configuration menu for choosing username/password versus
Virtual Key authorization. The issue is that a snooper could capture your
username/password and use it to spam from your network email account. The
Virtual Key uses an SSL-like encryption of the authorization exchange, and
reduces the likelihood of that.
Foteos Macrides (address@hidden during April, '98)
- lynx-dev sendmail,
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