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

Sorry everybody for mail-bombing the list, don't know how my previous
reply took off so fast :( :( :(

On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 9:02 PM, David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu 29 Mar 2018 at 13:50:54 (-0700), Dan Hitt wrote:
> The third one, otheruser@localhost. There should be a line in
> /etc/hosts reading
>       localhost

That indeed is there.

> If I type (in emacs) ^H v send-mail-function
> it tells me that that variable is set to sendmail-send-it which
> probably explains why emacs hands the email off to exim.
> Perhaps yours is set to mailclient-send-it? See
> https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Mail-Sending.html#Mail-Sending

You are exactly correct (i.e., it does read mailclient-send-it).

Now, in fact, my init.el does contain an assignment for
send-mail-function (if i'm reading it correctly).

But i don't think i put it there:  it seems to be part of something
called 'custom-set-variables', and it has the warning 'If you edit it
by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful'.

So for now i think i'll leave it alone until i get a chance to
understand the situation better.

Thanks David for pointing it out to me.

And sorry everybody for slipping on the send button!!! :(