set SMTP server for mutt -- RE: send e-mail without use sendmail
cl at isbd.net
Fri Nov 2 09:53:17 UTC 2007
On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 09:31:04PM -0500, Matt Domsch wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 03:19:09PM +1100, Lux Zhang wrote:
> > Hi,
> > my ISP request "From" and smtp server be set in order to send out email.
> > my question is that
> > how to set the "from'header and 'SMTP' server for mutt?
> Two parts. In ~/.muttrc, put:
> set from="Lux Zhang <yuanlux at gmail.com>"
> And mutt really does require you to be running some form of Mail
> Transport Agent, such as sendmail, locally. A minimal sendmail, with
> a smarthost defined to point at your ISP's smtp server, is all you
The latest mutt (1.5.16) does actually have a built-in MTA function if
it's selected at build time.
> On sendmail, the easist way to do this is to set an outgoing server in
> /etc/mail/mailertable with a line such as:
> . smtp:[smtp-server.your-isp.com]
> and restart sendmail.
> Matt Domsch
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