[Techtalk] Can't send mail from emacs
mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org
Thu Jan 22 10:13:12 EST 2004
On Wed, Jan 21, 2004, David Sumbler wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, Mary wrote:
> > The most likely thing is that they're using different mail relays.
> > It looks very much like emacs is using localhost, what is pine
> > using? (You can check somewhere in the config.)
> Pine tells me that the smtp server is relay.plus.net. Is that what
> I'm looking for?
Yep, that's it. Is there any setting in emacs that will tell it to use
that as it's relay (sometimes also called an "SMTP server", "SMTP relay"
> > If you need help with the second or third option, find out which
> > mail server it is (telnet to localhost on port 25 and it will
> > probably identify itself) and we can help you out. I can't help with
> > fixing emacs, I've never used its MUA.
> I tried telnet localhost, and it tells me "connection refused".
Try "telnet localhost 25" to telnet to port 25. Telnet connects to port
22 by default.
> So - what should I change it to, and where do I need to change it? My
> actual email address is david at staly.plus.com (although the address I
> give to people is david at aeolia.co.uk, since I prefer to use my own
> domain name in case I change my ISP). Ceres is the particualar
> computer that I am using on a very small LAN.
I can't answer this yet -- I can't answer it at all for emacs in fact.
But I hope another list member can.
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