[Pkg-exim4-users] can't send e-mail with mutt using exim4

Bernard bdebreil at teaser.fr
Mon Jan 4 12:30:00 UTC 2010

Ross Boylan wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-01-03 at 23:15 +0100, Bernard wrote:
>> Hi to Everyone,
>> I have been using Mutt for several years, first on RedHat 7.2, then on 
>> Debian Sarge. It worked, but since I used it only on occasional basis, I 
>> can't say that I was familiar with it. Sending mail was based on smtp, 
>> then on esmtp, now on exim4. I've not yet gotten it to work on my new 
>> Debian Lenny system with exim4, at least for mail sending (it seems to 
>> work for receiving).
>> I have spent a lot of time dpkg-reconfiguring exim4-config and testing 
>> various things, with no results.
> If you want all your email delivered through one ISP, pick the smarthost
> configuration (for dpkg-reconfigure) and answer questions accordingly.
this is the config I have. Questions are sometimes rather hard to 
interpretate, especially about domain names and IP addresses. I messed 
too much around exim config, and I wish I could restore the original 
default values so as to start again from scratch, since it did work 
better at the start ; some - not all - of the numerous attempts to send 
distant mail did work then, but I changed things and nothing works 
anymore. I tried apt-get remove exim4 and then installed again in the 
hope that I would recover default values, but the trick proved useless.

> Anything more complicated will, I think, require you to customize the
> exim configuration file(s).  If you do so, be sure to notice whether you
> set up (via dpkg) for split config or monolothic.
> See /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/README.Debian.{gz,html} for more about
> exim under Debian. 
I will re-read this - more carefully - and see if I find something that 
I may have overlooked

> My guess is this is an exim rather than mutt issue, unless you've messed
> around with your mutt setup.  The exim manual and the faq on the web
> suggest various ways to diagnose delivery or routing problems using exim
> without an email client.  
I will try to find a way to use exim without an e-mail client, and I 
will report the obtained results

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