Subject: Re: Mail clients.
To: Ben Collver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Gracie <email@example.com>
Date: 06/15/2006 14:34:20
Ben Collver wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 02:02:38PM -0400, Matthew Gracie wrote:
>>Does Mutt still require the user to run an MTA on their machine to send
>>mail? Considering that I'm going to be using this at conferences and the
>>like, I don't know that port 25 will always be open for me to freely use
>With pkgsrc/mail/msmtp, mutt does not need you to configure an MTA on
>your machine to send mail.
>I don't understand how they can block port 25 on your local machine.
I'm not saying that port 25 incoming would be blocked on my local
machine. Rather, I have seen ISP configured so as to block port 25
traffic outward from an end user to anything _except_ the ISP's
sanctioned mail server. This is pretty common in some home broadband
networks as an anti-spam measure, to keep compromised hosts from sending
Anyway, that's my concern about that. But if I can use SMTPAUTH to send
the mail through the server here at work, that's great. I was just a
little concerned when I read the docs on the Mutt web page.
Matt Gracie (716) 888-2403
Information Security Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Canisius College ITS 425531N / 0785109W