Sending mail with mutt

Gregory Seidman gsslist+macports at
Wed Mar 9 12:37:27 PST 2011

On Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 09:58:39AM -0500, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> 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)

That helps, but I don't know where to put the username and password for the
outbound SMTP server I'm specifying in relayhost.

> Daniel J. Luke

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