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harryhaller 11-11-2006 07:54 AM

sendmail: how to send mail from my yahoo e-mail address
Slackware 10.1.0 on an eth0 dhcp connection to the ISP (i.e. dynamic IP address).

I have my system set up to receive and filter mail ok, using fetchmail and procmail. I read my mail with mutt.

In order to send mail I use mutt. I have defined myself as a trusted user so that I can change the "From:" address without warning headers being included in the outgoing mail.

This is not kosher - I wish to send my e-mail to my smtp address on yahoo and have yahoo send it normally.

With Thunderbird, of course, this is not a problem - but I no longer wish to use Tb - it is too bloated and slow - Mutt is better, once you have it configured right.

The problem is asking the right question to get the right answer - in short I wish to replace Thunderbird sending mail by mutt and sendmail sending mail.

I do NOT wish my machine itself to act as a SMTP server (I hope I have expressed myself correctly there) - I wish to use Yahoo to send my mail. I want sendmail to get my mail to yahoo so that it can send it - with my genuine yahoo address.


simcox1 11-11-2006 12:08 PM

AFAIK, you need to go into /usr/share/sendmail/cf/cf, choose a script such as Part way down it says to uncomment the line where it says


and replace with the mailserver you want to use ie yahoo.

Then you need to generate a .cf file using this .mc file. To do that follow the instructions at the top of the file, although I'm not 100% sure they're right. Where it says /usr/share/sendmail/cf, I think it should read /use/share/sendmail/cf/cf, because that's where the Build script is.

I hope this is what you're after.

harryhaller 11-11-2006 06:54 PM

Thanks Simcox1 - it is now using the yahoo - or at least attempting to use yahoo - as a smart host.

Yahoo is not responding - but that is another problem

harryhaller 11-13-2006 11:00 PM

The problem seems to be that I have slackware 10.1 and not 11.0. The "Sendmail SMTP AUTH Howto" in this slackware forum covers this: sendmail on 10.1 does not authenticate itself to yahoo. I am now installing version 11.0.

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