freebsd : 10 : mutt : 1.5.23 : with ssmtp?

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at
Sat Apr 5 09:16:03 UTC 2014

On Sat, Apr 05, 2014 at 03:11:36AM -0500, Mike Sanders wrote:
> Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> > hello,
> > still not given up on using mutt 1.5.23 on my freebsd 10 system.
> > a bit of experimentation with a lot of failures has led me to
> > believe that using a mutt compiled without ssl/sasl support but
> > used in combination with ssmtp might be good enough for me.
> > 
> > does anyone have any experience running mutt with ssmtp?
> > if yes, may i know if it works and if it works well enough? :)
> You can of course compile mutt from ports with builtin smtp support...
> Or, if you insist on external smtp, try [m]smtp which is
> made specifically for mutt. My instructions using gmail
> are here:
> <>
> In any event, you most likely still need ssl/tls.

mike, that's a nice article.
will give it a shot and see how it goes.

btw, i tried going with the mutt in ports, but there were so many
dependencies, and there were so many downloads (on my limited
bandwidth connection), that i gave up.



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