[freebsd-questions] mutt was a failure, alternatives?

Lena at lena.kiev.ua Lena at lena.kiev.ua
Wed Apr 2 13:54:45 UTC 2014

> my attempt at compiling mutt with sasl support was
> a major failure.
> may i know the usual approach used for email under
> freebsd 10?

I use Mutt since when version 1.4 was the default. It doesn't support SMTP
(hasn't smtp_url config option), outgoing mail is sent via pipe to sendmail
(or a sendmail-compatible MTA: Exim, Postfix, perhaps "ssmtp" too).
I use port mail/sendmail-sasl (sendmail+tls+sasl2-8.14.8).
Mutt 1.5 also does that if you don't specify smtp_url.

Mutt doesn't need SASL for pulling incoming mail via POP3 (port 110) and
POP3S (encrypted, port 995).

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