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[bug-mailutils] Re: Using smtp with starttls

From: Maurí­cio CA
Subject: [bug-mailutils] Re: Using smtp with starttls
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2009 08:54:50 -0300
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20090608)

I would like to use smtp.google.com SMTP to send e-mail, but I
see in 'mailer' that smtp:// urls do not include a field for user
name. Is smtp+starttls supported?

Yes, STARTTLS is supported. But why do you need a user name for it?

The config dialog for smtp in thunderbird includes a username
field. Without that, google smtp refuses delivering messages
and returns an authentication error. The smtp server used in
an office I used to work (smtp.terra.com.br) also worked like

(Am I in the right path? Even if I could get smtp in 'mailer' I
don't think that would instruct 'mail' to send mail throw that
server. Is it possible to send mail using an user configured smtp
instead of the system MTA?)

Yes, that's what `mailer' is for.


    mail --config-lint


    mail: Info: parsing file `/home/mauricio/.mail'
    /home/mauricio/.mail:4: unknown section `mailer'
    mail: Info: finished parsing file `/home/mauricio/.mail'

This is my .mail:

    mailbox {
    mailer {
      url "smtp://smtp.google.com";


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