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Re: Gnus and outgoing Mail


From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: Gnus and outgoing Mail
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 15:33:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Sven Bretfeld <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Thierry
>
> Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Hi, if you write
>>
>>  (setq smtpmail-auth-credentials
>>   '(("mail.gmx.net" 25 "***" "***")))
>>
>> that mean you want to use starttls and you need to set
>> mail and password instead of "***" "***" and "mail.gmx.net"
>> must be the adress of an smtp server.
>
> Yes, gmx requires authentication, but, according to their
> documentation, doesn't require (isn't able to understand) a secure
> transmission of the login-data. I was thinking this is what is called
> TLS. Gmx doesn't -- of course, grrr -- have a configuration
> instruction for Gnus on its homepage. In the documentation for
> Thunderbird, they say "Use Secure Transmission (TSL/SSL)" must _not_
> be enabled. Anyway, username and password have to be transmitted.
>
> That the "***"'s have to be username and password is clear. I only
> masked them for the posting. mail.gmx.net is the SMTP-Server.
>
>> And are you sure your friend have some MTA installed
>> (i use nbsmtp)
>
> We both have exim4 as the system's MTA. His is not configured. Mine is
> configured for my usual smtp server which is different from gmx (I use
> the one provided by my internet provider). But does Gnus really make
> use of exim4? I was thinking it comes with its own MTA. How else can
> it be explained that I could just edit my .gnus.el for using the
> SMTP-server of gmx yesterday -- which was working -- without changing
> my exim4 configuration?
>
> Thanks for your help
>
> Sven

Gnus use sendmail to send mails:
If you have exim on your system it will use exim, if you have postfix or
anything else it will use that.

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