Re: Bug#457477: devscripts: [tagpending] Did not tag the bug.
On Mon, 24 Dec 2007, Charles Plessy wrote:
Le Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 04:57:12PM -0500, Asheesh Laroia a écrit :
If your ISP has an SMTP server you can use as a relay, which is almost
always the case, configuring your Exim to go through that should be fairly
easy. That should eliminate these purplexing issues (by offloading them
to your ISPs' system administrators, who have alreaddy solved them!).
I hope this helps - feel free to email me privately to ask for more help.
Thanks a lot for the help. The machine I use is a laptop, that goes from
network to network. Is there a way to get the right relay automatically
selected when I plug the ethernet cable ?
What I do is something you'll probably consider a lame hack, but I don't
know a better solution:
My laptop runs an SMTP server on localhost port 25 that, when it receives
mail, opens an SSH tunnel to a machine that *does* know it's ISP's SMTP
server, and talks to that ISP SMTP server over the SSH tunnel.
If you do have a machine like that (a desktop, or a server shell account)
somewhere, then I'm happy to provide more details.
Alternately, your home ISP might support sending mail through it using a
username and password - that would be easiest; then you could configure
your laptop's Exim to talk to your home ISP's SMTP server (or your Mail
User Agents could talk to it).
All of a sudden, I want to THROW OVER my promising ACTING CAREER, grow
a LONG BLACK BEARD and wear a BASEBALL HAT!! ... Although I don't know WHY!!