From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain bluetree.ie)
Date: Tue 07 Sep 1999 - 08:49:07 IST
> first of all i would like to thanks to you who help me with the fetchmail
> stuff (Kenn, John, Kevin and Jimmy).
> now i already start to using Mutt, but i still have questions bout it.
> 1.please explain to me what kind of job procmail does for my emails.
> is it seperate them into mailboxes? and where it put those mailboxes?
Procmail can do a lot of things with your mail. For example, it can deliver
mail to separate folders depending on subject, sender, recipient or _any_
other header. Useful for splitting lists into their own folders (your question
number 5). See man procmail, man procmailrc and procmailex.
> 2.if i create emails *offline* and put them into ~/mail/postponed can i
> send them all but not one by one (by pressing 'y'). do i need a program to
> do that job?
First put this line in your ~/.muttrc:
This tells mutt to always put sendmail in the background when sending mail.
This is necessary, because sendmail can take up to 2 minutes to accept
mail when there is no internet connection (because it takes 2 minutes for
DNS lookups to fail). (I'm working on a patch for this...) The message will
be stored in sendmail's mail queue (/var/spool/mqueue, use the command
mailq to list it).
Add this command to /etc/ppp/ip-up.local:
This will tell sendmail to deliver all messages in the queue. This file
is run after the PPP link is established.
> 3.if i remove my mail from ..spool/email/riblack to my mbox folder, how
> can i access it back in Mutt (i mean read it back with my new email from
Use the 'c' key to change folders in mutt.
> 4.can i run Lynx automaticaly from URL address in Mutt? what line do i
> have to put in my .rc file?
Don't know this one.
> 5.can i separate my email to mailboxes cause i joined in 15mailinglist so
> it is hard for me to read them and follow the thread in one mailbox
See question 1
> 6.i cant sending mail within my other user acc because i will recieve
> it back from Mail Delivery Subsystem
> (Mailer-Daemon at domain localhost.localdomain), whats wrong ? i guess it somewhere
> with the sendmail program, do i need to setup the sendmail and if i do, how?
The message should give you a reason for the failure.
If you are using a Red Hat, install the sendmail RPM. It pretty much works
out of the box for a setup like yours. However, if you are getting error
messages from Mailer-Daemon, you've probably got sendmail installed
# rpm -q sendmail
to see what version of sendmail you have installed.
> Rib is riblack at domain telkom.net
> West Java - Indonesia
Maybe we need to start an ILUG branch in Indonesia!
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