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Re: SMTP mail fail


From: Aidan Gauland
Subject: Re: SMTP mail fail
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 21:10:35 +1200
User-agent: Mozilla-Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 (X11/20100329)

Aidan Gauland wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I *really* want to use Emacs as my mail reader, but problems with SMTP have
> prevented me from doing so.  I can get Emacs to send mail via my ISP's SMTP
> server, but... well, Emacs says all went well, but I see nothing on the other
> end.  I've had this same problem with Cone, so I think it's my ISP's
> weirdness.  My ISP has a strange setup: my email address is
> address@hidden, but that's also my username, and their servers are
> all on the rurallink.co.nz domain name.  Thunderbird and other graphical
> mail-readers use my ISP's SMTP server just fine.
> 
> Any ideas anyone?
> 
> Here is the SMTP-related contents of my .emacs file...
> 
> (setq send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it) ;; For `mail'
> (setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it) ;; For message/Gnus
> 
> (setq smtpmail-default-smtp-server "smtp.rurallink.co.nz") ;; Set before
> loading library.
> (setq smtpmail-smtp-service 25)
> (setq smtpmail-local-domain "no8wireless.co.nz") ;; Also tried with nil and
> "rurallink.co.nz"
> 
> (setq smtpmail-starttls-credentials
>       '(("smtp.rurallink.co.nz" 25 nil nil)))
> 
> (setq starttls-use-gnutls t
>                      starttls-gnutls-program "gnutls-cli"
>                      starttls-extra-arguments nil)
> (require 'smtpmail)
> 
> And my .authinfo file...
> machine smtp.rurallink.co.nz login address@hidden password [snip]
> 
> Thanks,
> Aidan

Wait a sec... I just received a mail-delivery-failure message from my (local)
system's daemon.  How the heck do I use a remote SMTP server with Emacs?

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