freebsd : 10 : mutt : 1.5.23 : with ssmtp?

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at kathe.in
Sat Apr 5 11:09:16 UTC 2014


On Sat, Apr 05, 2014 at 09:15:49AM +0000, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> 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:
> > 
> > <http://freebsd.hypermart.net/msmtp.html>
> > 
> > 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.

whoa, msmtp depends on a lot of stuff, perl, gettext, etc.
the whole download exceeds my daily quota of bandwidth.
giving up again... :(

my mail relay and host is gandi.net which requires authentication
for mail fetching as well as sending.
can a combination of mailx, fetchmail and ssmtp be made to work
well in my scenario?
(i used to be a heavy mailx user before).

~mayuresh



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