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Re: gnus fails sending mail

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: gnus fails sending mail
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:01:33 -0600
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.9 (X11/20041105)

ken wrote:
> relevant .emacs:
> (setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
> (setq smtpmail-smtp-server "")
> (require 'starttls)
> (setq smtpmail-starttls-credentials
>       '(("" 25 "activate" "xxxxx")))
> (setq smtpmail-debug-info t)
> (setq smtpmail-debug-verb t)
> run: M-x gnus, C-x m, type test message, C-c m => error:
> mh-temp buffer says:
> post: aliasing error in .alias - error in line 'alias'
> send: message not delivered to anyone
> (What's my ~/.alias got to do with sending this email?  Why should it
> cause it to fail?)

Check the value of the mail-aliases variable (which defaults to t, in

> *Messages* buffer says:
> Loading gnus-sum...done
> Checking new news...done
> Loading mh-e...done
> inc +inbox...done
> No new mail
> Composing a message...done
> Auto-saving...
> Composing a message...
> mh-read-draft: Draft preserved
> Wrote /home/ken/Mail/draft
> Sending...backgrounded
> But message isn't delivered.

What's all that mh stuff for?  You explicitly specified
smtpmail-send-it, but that last message is from mh-send-letter in

Kevin Rodgers

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