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Re: What to do about spam in debian-user [was: Your Password Reset Link from CorrLinks]




On Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 14:16:43 (+0000), Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 02:08:40PM -0000, Curt wrote:
> > What Linux mail user agents lack this feature, if it is uncommon?
> 
> I thought it was uncommon, but perhaps it isn't. I'm not going to spend
> my time exhaustively surveying them to be sure. Perhaps it's just not
> generally a well-known feature.
> 
> > I'd also point out that, at least in Alpine, the feature does not depend
> > on or require the use of an external MTA such as sendmail, Exim, etc.
> 
> Noted, thanks. I suspect mutt can be configured similarly.

mutt can certainly do mail submission to a smarthost itself.
set smtp_url="smtp://email-address:password@smarthost:port/"
would be all that's typically necessary.

But when I tried using this some years ago, I got bored of waiting for
large attachments to get uploaded. That's why I prefer to queue it
with exim, and also to have exim's logs for picking over in cases
where things get delayed or blocked.

Cheers,
David.