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Re: how do you send mail to another user on a local debian machine

Dan Hitt wrote:

> Today i needed to send a message to another user on my debian box.
> I thought i'd just do what used to be the usual thing on a unix box:
> i compose-mail in emacs (control-x m), and drafted the text, and put
> in the other user's name in the To: line.
> I then hit control-c control-c to mail it, but was really shocked when
> instead of sending it off, instead, my firefox popped up, displaying
> gmail, and my text was loaded in, poised to send off.
> I can see that would be useful (and in fact, i'm using this method
> right now to compose this mail just to see if it will actually
> go through), but it's not at all something that i asked for.
> So . . . if you want to send mail to another user on your box, and
> you do not want it to get bounced around on the internet but only
> to go into some spool queue somewhere strictly on your local machine,
> how do you do it?
> TIA for any info!! :)

  you don't say what version of debian you are using
or your desktop or if no desktop, etc.  hard to give
details to help this way.

  you'd need to check for what your local machine may 
have setup for your mail transport.  i think the 
default is exim and only local delivery unless you 
configured it differently.

  you may just need to tell e-macs what command to

  looking at /etc/alternatives can help sort things out.

  you may have set up somewhere your mail agent to be
firefox (in preferences for your desktop).  there are
several places to do this and i'm not familiar with
all desktops.