[Gllug] nullmailer or ssmtp

dave.lambley at gmail.com dave.lambley at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 07:53:05 UTC 2012

It may be worth trying the mail submission port, 587, rather than 25. It's the same protocol, but intended for sending mail to others rather than receiving your mail from others.


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-----Original Message-----
From: john gennard <joney1930 at btinternet.com>
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Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:26:02 
To: <gllug at gllug.org.uk>
Reply-To: Greater London Linux User Group <gllug at gllug.org.uk>
Subject: [Gllug] nullmailer or ssmtp

I recently posted a question and need further assistance since the 
residual problems after a stroke leave me impaired.

I've been attempting to configure getmail, maildrop, mutt and either 
ssmtp or nullmailer. At last I have got the first three working (I'll 
have to do some fine tuning, but that should be alright).

But I'm really stuck with sending mail. I think ssmtp would now be my 
best bet. I've tried so many configurations, but none seem to work.

For my sins I have BT Broadband, who use Yahoo and their web site
is a real mess which is difficult to understand. I keep getting 553 
error messages and I've sorted out that problem at least four times 
(well I think I've sorted them out!!!). On a Windows box things seem 
sort of OK, but I want my Debian box working and Yahoo don't seem to 
want to know, there is no help with any usable details. I don't know 
what they want.

I've Debian 6.04
BTYahoo's smtp server is "mail.btinternet.com"
Port 25
The authUser is xxxxx at btinternet.com.
The authpass is xxxxxx
I don't know if TLS is used
And I don't know whether EHLO/STARTTLS before starting SSL
authmethod is unknown

None of the configurations I've tried have opened the server.

Could anyone suggest a ssmtp.conf file I could try?.
Or how I could get some sense out of Yahoo??.

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