[Gllug] sending mail inside nt-based lan

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at uklinux.net
Fri Feb 6 10:35:55 UTC 2004

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 10:06:08AM +0000, ben wrote:
> I'm inside an NT based LAN. I used to send mail
> by having sendmail running locally with my smart
> host set as the local exchange server. Now all
> relaying on the exchange server is denied. I
> could ssh tunnel out, but before I go that way,
> I wanted to know if there is any way I can have
> mutt interface with exchange to send mail straight
> from the exchange server.

You're out of luck, I think.  Not that it's theoretically impossible,
just that there is no current mechanism, afaik.  Mutt uses the local
sendmail binary to send mail.  Like most programs that do that, it
doesn't care if the binary is provided by sendmail or some other
program, so long as it takes standard options and reads the mail on
stdin.  So if there were such a thing as a program that could take a
standard message and feed it to Exchange over Exchange's proprietary
protocol, you'd be set.  It wouldn't even matter if it didn't take
sendmail options or if it insisted in reading from a specific, oddly
formatted file because you could write your own sendmail script to feed

Unfortunately, I don't know of any such program.  There are a few tools
available for Linux, such as Ximian Connector, which do have some
Exchange functionality but they are not free software and can't be used
as outlined above, to the best of my knowledge.


I see a mouse.  Where?  There, on the stair.  And its clumsy wooden
footwear makes it easy to trap and kill.  -- Harry Hill
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 261 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
URL: <http://mailman.lug.org.uk/pipermail/gllug/attachments/20040206/3760a7a6/attachment.pgp>
-------------- next part --------------
Gllug mailing list  -  Gllug at gllug.org.uk

More information about the GLLUG mailing list