Threading (was Apt Errors Question )

Hal Burgiss hal at
Tue Sep 4 03:15:49 UTC 2007

On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 09:02:41PM -0500, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

> If someone could recommend a good muttrc, with the link, that had
> the line entries for the pop and smtp accounts, I could get mutt
> fully functionl.  Well, a little OT, I know, but if I had the right
> rc file, I'd let the list know what I did to fix it which could help
> someone like me with limited linux abilities.  Thanks Peter and
> thanks list.

The traditional way is retrieve pop mail via fetchmail, and smtp out
with either postfix or sendmail. muttrc would then have a 'sendmail'
command that uses the locally running sendmail/postfix sub-system to
send it out. fetchmail also uses the locally running sendmail, to
retrieve mail and sticks it in the $USER's inbox. I understand desktop
Ubuntu doen't install all this, so I am not sure that there is
_better_ way. I find the above combination (plus procmail) very
robust and flexible. So anyway, mutt is bascially just a MUA, with the
ability to interact with other system components.

Sorry, if this has been hashed out already. I haven't followed this
thread (or all of the other one).


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