Threading (was Apt Errors Question )

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Tue Sep 4 08:13:44 UTC 2007

Hal Burgiss wrote:
> 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).
Thanks Hal, just learned a little bit more.  So now I need to look at 
sendmail, fetchmail, postfix.  Think they're installed so will take a 
look a conf files.  Hope they are all not as hard as postfix.  Would be 
nice if they all came configured except for adding you email accounts.
Your info will get working on what I should be doing. Thanks a bunch,
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