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ben darby ben at cvrse.com
Wed May 16 00:32:08 UTC 2007


* Pete Holsberg wrote:
> Mario Vukelic keyed the following on 5/15/2007 4:09 PM:
> > On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 21:35 +0200, nodata wrote:
> >   
> >> aybe it is pulling in the sendmail package to get
> >> the mail off the box, and that is requiring configuration.
> >>
> >>     
> > mutt wants to install postfix, not sendmail.
> >   
> 
> My bad. I installed mailx first and it wanted sendmail.
> 
> So how do I configure postfix??

you dont need to run the whole postfix just to be able to send mail from
mutt, just something that provides mail-transport-agent will do, personally i
used to use ssmtp which is quick and easy to setup (just
dpkg-reconfigure ssmtp, then change the sendmail line in your .muttrc)
but if your willing to compile yourself the lastest 1.5.15 contains the
esmtp patch meaning the functionality to send mail is now built in, so
its just a .muttrc setting now

-- 
ben darby
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