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Re: Mail Authentication

From: Marcelo Toledo
Subject: Re: Mail Authentication
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:03:29 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090024 (Oort Gnus v0.24) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Just remember that port has no "'s. It must be written 25 and not "25".

Harald Maier <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden writes:
>> Finally I got emacs' mail working... to a degree.  I can send mail with
>> it, but only to users on the same machine.  If I try to send outside
>> (via my ISP), I get nothing.  That is to say, I know that emacs is
>> connecting to the ISP and handing off the email, but it never gets
>> delivered.  I suspect that the ISP is simply tossing it out due to lack
>> of authentication from me.  I found a couple functions alleged to remedy
>> that:
>>      ;; Authenticate using this username and password against my server.
>>      (setq smtpmail-auth-credentials
>>            '(("hostname" "port" "username" "password")))
>>      ;; Use STARTTLS without authentication against the server.
>>      (setq smtpmail-starttls-credentials
>>            '(("hostname" "port" nil nil)))
>> For "hostname" I don't know whether to fill in my (the local machine's)
>> hostname (just the hostname or or that of my ISP, or
>> the one in one function and the other in the second function.  
> Here an example that works (although it is in comments):
> ;; (setq smtpmail-auth-credentials 
> ;;     '(
> ;;      ("" 25 "cc35217168-1" "xxxxxx")
> ;;      ))
> The hostname is the system name of your provider smtp (outgoing)
> mailserver. 
>> Also, I use a couple different email addresses (usernames and passwords)
>> on the same ISP-- how would I handle that in (setq
>> smtpmail-auth-credentials ...)?
> I have not tried it by myself but I think if it is a valid user name
> at your ISP then you should be able to use it.
> Harald

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