Thanks to Todd Slater & Brian McKee

Ken McLennan kenrmcl at
Sun Sep 10 12:04:21 UTC 2006

G'day there Scott,

> Try ssmtp or esmtp.  Both are simple send only mtas that
> will work wonderfully with mutt.  They are dirt simple to
> configure and don't run any services on your machine, which
> makes them more secure.  I would recommend ssmtp.

	I've followed your advice, and now have ssmtp installed and it seems to
be running. However I've also found that although it will send mail from
mutt to my ISP without difficulty, when running fetchmail it doesn't
send messages the downloaded messages to my local mailbox.

"...We interrupt this message to deliver the following announcement..."

	Actually, I've just found a site

	where an ex developer states that ssmtp doesn't deliver locally, so
I'll have a look at esmtp instead.

Thanks again for your assistance. I'll let you know how I go with esmtp.

See ya
Ken McLennan
Qld, Australia

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