From: Conor Daly (conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net)
Date: Wed 12 Jul 2000 - 00:04:39 IST
Just browsing through mutt documentation and notice that it uses sendmail directly. Now, I'm using an smtp server (hobbiton) to queue email until an internet connection comes up but from mutt, sendmail tries to deliver immediatly.
I have "hold expensive=true" in /etc/sendmail.cf
I've used Donncha's install-sendmail script to set up my sendmail configuration and all works fine from a client but I'm testing mutt on the server. Can't check on the client at present 'cos I'm telnetting to the server from the Windows side on the client and I need to look at the config on the Linux client which isn't booted at present.
I suspect I need to do something like point sendmail to "hobbiton" as it's smtp server even from hobbiton or something recursive like that. The hobbiton server is set up with my diald virtual IP address as it's default route while the clients have hobbiton as their default route. sendmail on hobbiton listens to 192.168.1.0/24 and queues any mail coming from there. It also listens to 127.0.0.1 but seens to try to send immediatly from there. Is it something like this:
sendmail is running as a daemon on hobbiton and listening for client email.
mutt is invoking another sendmail process to send its mail and since the default route for the server is not localhost, the already running sendmail is not picking up the mail.
imap support in mutt is fragile at present so I feel safer using mutt over an rsh or rlogin to the server.
If I run mutt from a client, I suspect the server's sendmail will pick up and queue outgoing email sent by mutt.
Confused eh? Me too.
(Still haven't figured out how to append my .sig with mutt...)
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