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Old 05-11-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Alpine with SMTP password


I have just installed alpine and set it up to retrieve messages from an IMAP server. What I cannot do, however, is send email.
I have set the SMTP server to:
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smtp-server=mail.<my-isp>.co.uk/novalidate-cert/tls/user=<me>@<mydomain>.com
But when sending an email instead of being prompted for a password I just see the message "Error sending".
I notice when I start alpine I get the message "Return address in mail you send may be incorrect" but I don't know if that is relevant and I can't find an entry for return address in .pinerc.
Does alpine allow for SMTP passwords and, if so, how do I configure this?
 
Old 05-15-2012, 12:27 AM   #2
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You'll usually need to specify a different port when using SSL or TLS

http://support.cs.utah.edu/index.php...d=49&Itemid=80
 
Old 05-15-2012, 05:46 AM   #3
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Thanks, sadly that results in exactly the same error.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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I've tried using Alpine with my Yahoo mail -- I subscribe to the Yahoo Mail plus and can send and receive using POP3 clients. I tried to get it working with alpine once but was unsuccessful. According to this, the fault lies in the Yahoo SMTP server.

http://mailman2.u.washington.edu/pip...er/002611.html

Perhaps it's the same issue you're experiencing. I've read that people have got it to work with gmail but not other providers.

One other thread about this issue:

http://osdir.com/ml/mail.alpine.alph.../msg00013.html
 
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From the way the problem manifests I think that must be the issue. I can tell something happens because there's a delay between hitting send and the error message when the correct details are entered.
I don't suppose you know of any other easy-to-set up straightforward text-mode mail clients do you? Though if it's my mail provider I suppose I might be stuck and have to resort to telnet if I want to send from the terminal.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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I used mutt for a while a few years back. I always liked pine(alpine) better, but it wasn't too bad once I got used to it. I don't know if you'd have the same problem though; I never tried it with my Yahoo mail plus.

http://nixtricks.wordpress.com/2010/...send-via-smtp/

Another one came up in a google search called gnus.

http://www.junauza.com/2008/07/8-bes...for-linux.html

Also "mail" is available.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-smtp-822339/
 
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:20 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'll go away and play a bit. In the mean time I'll mark this solved since it seems there's not a fix.
 
  


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