Sending mail with mutt

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Wed Mar 9 06:58:39 PST 2011

On Mar 8, 2011, at 9:00 PM, Gregory Seidman wrote:
> When I
> don't give mutt any outgoing mail configuration it seems to be happy
> sending, but no email ever arrives anywhere. It seems to be getting queued
> in /var/spool/postfix/active, but I am not familiar enough with postfix to
> figure out what I should be doing with it. Help?

You can configure postfix to use a 'smarthost' to deliver mail.

I believe all you need to do is put:

relayhost = [remote.smtp.server]:port

in your /etc/postfix/ (see also

I don't recall if you need to tell launchd to run postfix or not, though (the included launchd .plist for postfix is nice, though. On your machine postfix will automatically start up and deliver mail to the smarthost when you send mail and after a little while of inactivity, it will quit)

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