Simple Text Mail Setup

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Jun 25 00:16:00 UTC 2008

On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 10:26:02 -0700, FT <freebsd at> wrote:
>>>>                       ...  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.

There is another option, which makes sense too:

Send all outgoing email to Comcast's mail relay, using `SMART_HOST'.

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