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Re: [bug-mailutils] Re: Using smtp with starttls

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] Re: Using smtp with starttls
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2009 15:59:51 +0300

Maurí­cio CA <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> 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
> that.

Are you sure you don't need ESMTP AUTH?

>     mail --config-lint

Nope, mail is special:  it does not use the MU configuration framework
(by the way, this fact is emphasized the docs). Instead it uses its
own configuration file (/etc/mailrc - as site-wide, and
~/.mailrc as per-user one). It's syntax is different and matches
that of the POSIX mailx utility (again, it is fully described in the
docs). E.g. to set the default mailer you need to add the following to
your ~/.mailrc:

  set sendmail "smtp://whatever.it.is"


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