Re: how does mutt send?
On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 08:31:17PM -0000, email@example.com wrote:
> When I compose a message in mutt and hit Y, it says "Sending message..."
> and waits, apparently not sending anything until I hit Q. SO what does
> mutt do at this point? I must have to configure something, but I'm
> unclear what.
Mutt has no built-in SMTP support (and probably never will), so it
sends mail by calling the locally installed MTA (exim4 in your case)
and asks it to deliver the mail.
Usually this is done with a command like (check your exim manpage):
exim4 -bm <other options here>
, which then accepts the mail via stdin. So if anything is not working
properly, the first place I'd look are the exim logs (still /var/log/exim/*
in exim v4? Don't know for sure).