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Re: How to set proxy for smtpmail.el ?

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: How to set proxy for smtpmail.el ?
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 10:57:59 +0200

>>>>> On Mon, 20 Jul 2020 10:50:39 +0800, "" 
>>>>> <> said:

    stardiviner> I'm unable to send email with smtpmail.el
    stardiviner> I think it might be because of the internet censorship 
firewall in China.
    stardiviner> So I decided to use a proxy for smtpmail. I have not found the 
    stardiviner> options for setting proxy. Then I dive into `smtpmail-send-it` 
    stardiviner> source code. Found it uses `open-network-stream` to send 
email. Then the
    stardiviner> question is then how to set a proxy for `open-network-stream`? 
I checked
    stardiviner> this function's arguments. No result.

SMTP via a proxy sounds like a bad idea: you give the proxy access to
all your email. Having said that, thereʼs a socks.el which contains
'socks-open-network-stream' that might work for you. Iʼve not tried it


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