Simple Text Mail Setup

FT freebsd at
Mon Jun 23 17:26:11 UTC 2008

> > >                      ...  But I can't send mail because the system
> > >isn't configured for that, and I'm in the dark as how to accomplish it.
> > >Is there somewhere that I can go for info on setting up a simple
> > >configuration which will let me send mail from Mutt?  ...
> Well, I have had sendmail enabled, but my outgoing mail gets
> bounced with a message saying that Comcast has blocked the process.

Yes. On most residential connections, Comcast blocks port 25 to reduce
the spam burden created by compromised hosts. Your options are not to 
send mail on port 25 (using port 587, for instance, but that makes you 
unable to communicate with many servers) or to buy business class 
service from Comcast, if they'll let you. You can try calling support
and asking to have 25 unblocked, but I have yet to hear of a case 
where that was effective.


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