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Re: Emacs Manual: Mail sending via SMTP

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Emacs Manual: Mail sending via SMTP
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 17:51:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.3.50

Alex Schroeder <address@hidden> writes:

> Russel's answer to my original intro-paragraph made it clear that a
> separate section might be appropriate -- explain MTA, MUA, SMTP (we
> have these three already), POP3, IMAP (the two major players only),
> spool, procmail (mail delivery agent, MDA?).
> Here is an expanded version.

Thanks, I added it.  I changed two things (conceptually an MDA is
always used to deliver mail from the MTA into local spool files, and
SMTP is rarely used to connect the MTA on the local host, instead mail
is piped into /usr/lib/sendmail).

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