i have recently tried using mutt on my linux box. i am running Redhat 9.
the rpm installed fine with no error messages and i managed to call up mutt with no problems.
i tried emailing a message to root.
in [that's my domain name for my computer]
Any way, i logged on as root and i found the message in my mailbox all right. so i can send messages to other users on the same machine. i guess this means sendmail is working fine.
then i try sending to an external email address, a hotmail one and it just doesn't work. mutt says "message sent" but i go to hotmail and i never receive it.
i don't knpow very much about mutt, just started using it. could someone tell me what i am doign wrong please?
ALSO, presently, mutt is sending and receiving email to and from my local computer, how do i configure it to receive an external POP mail account? can mutt use SMTP or must it use MTA?