specify SMTP relay server in mutt

Sunhux G sunhux at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 11:52:08 UTC 2014

Have to remove both -a & -S in order not to get the syntax
error but the emails never arrive:
(I'm able to 'telnet 25' from the server that mailx is issued

# mailx -s "test5" -u root  "smtp=" recipient at xxx.com <
# mailx -s "test5" -u root "smtp=" recipient at xxx.com <

If I issue just the command below from the sendmail relay
server itself (without the -S & without "smtp=IP_of_SMTP"),
the emails arrive:

 mailx -s "from SMTP2 server" external_recipient at xxx.com < /tmp/tst.dat

I browsed thru the man pages for mailx : can't
locate a -S or "smtp=a.b.c.d" option.  Did I miss

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 7:37 PM, Sunhux G <sunhux at gmail.com> wrote:

> What Harris gave with mailx is probably what I'm looking for,
> just that I can't get the syntax right with -a (or even if I leave
> out the -a option) :
> # mailx -s "test" -a /tmp/tst.tar.gz -S "smtp="
> recipient at xxx.com < /tmp/cis/group.tmp
>     Or (without the -u )
> # mailx -s "test" -a /tmp/tst.tar.gz -u whitelistid at xxx.com -S
> "smtp=" recipient at xxx.com < /tmp/cis/group.tmp
> mailx: invalid option -- a
> Usage: mail [-iInv] [-s subject] [-c cc-addr] [-b bcc-addr] to-addr ...
>             [-- sendmail-options ...]
>        mail [-iInNv] -f [name]
>        mail [-iInNv] [-u user]
> What did I miss?  I've tried with uuencode (referring to some
> examples on the Net) too but no joy
> SH

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