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Re: using a smtp server (not sendmail)

From: Dieter Kluenter
Subject: Re: using a smtp server (not sendmail)
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 17:12:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) XEmacs/21.5 (chestnut, linux)

Uri Guttman <> writes:

> is there any way to get emacs/gnus to use my isp's smtp server directly?
> from what i can find it uses /usr/xxx/sendmail (which in my case is
> provided by qmail). my problem really is that verizon fios outbound smtp
> required authentication and qmail doesn't support that without a
> patch. since outbound isn't an issue (i do use qmail for inbound just
> fine) i thought i could bypass it inside emacs/gnus. only a few symbols
> are found with smtp in them.

from my ~/.xemacs/custom.el

,----[ custom.el ]
| '(message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
| '(smtp-default-server "\"\"")
| '(ssl-certificate-directory "/home/dieter/certs")
| '(ssl-certificate-verification-policy 1)
| '(tls-process-connection-type t)

from my ~/.authinfo

,----[ authinfo ]
| machine "" login "my.identity" password "my.passwd"


Dieter Kl√ľnter | Systemberatung

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