On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 13:56:54 -0500, Kevin Monceaux wrote:
> On Tue, 20 May 2008, Wayne Topa wrote:
>> I am still reading the mail on mutt though. So I have to paste your
>> message into icedove. ;-(
> I haven't been following this discussion, so forgive me if I'm
> misunderstanding. I suspect from this e-mail that you're having problems
> sending e-mail from Mutt to the list, which you have set up to go through
> postfix on your local box then on to your ISP.
I have had similar issues in the past with mutt -> exim4 on localhost ->
smtp server, but I don't remember if it also affected posting to
debian-user. I have always attributed these problems to spam blocking
via IP blacklisting. Changing my mail configuration (see below) solved
the issue for me.
> Have you tried sending
> directly from Mutt through your ISP's mail server? Yes, I know Mutt
> itself doesn't have that capability. Just Google for Mutt SMTP wrapper
> and you'll find a shell script you can use to send mail directly from
> Mutt through your IPS's mail server. I used it for a number of years
> before switching to Alpine.
Mutt has had integrated SMTP support since early 2007:
This patch adds ESMTP relay support to mutt. To use, set $smtp_url to
the address of your smtp relay, in the form:
where port defaults to 25 for smtp and 465 for smtps.
You can also set $smtp_authenticators to control which methods mutt will
attempt to use during authentication. See $imap_authenticators for
Debian incorporated this feature in version 1.5.14+cvs20070301-1, so it
is unfortunately not available in Etch. Backports.org has a new enough
version of mutt, though.
I always found msmtp very reliable to use with the pre-esmtp versions
of mutt. The syntax of ~/.msmtprc is very straightforward, e.g.:
Then you only need
in your ~/.muttrc and you should be ready to go.
Another thing that might help is subscribing to Debian's whitelist:
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