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Old 04-29-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question Command mail/Hotmail ?

Does someone know why mail doesn't work with hotmail ? It worked fine with the other mail servers I tried but not this one, any idea?

echo "This is a test" | mail -s test
Old 04-29-2005, 06:41 PM   #2
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Some ISP's (aol for sure) do not accept mail from blocks of IP addresses labeled as 'home' ip addresses, ie: IPs that are doled out to home-users using dhcp.

Perhaps this is your problem?
Old 04-30-2005, 02:55 AM   #3
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bulliver is right. AOL for sure do not accept residential ip addresses. However, I am able to mail to hotmail with no problem and haven't heard that hotmail imposes this restriction like AOL does. Have you tried looking at your log mail log files to see what went wrong with the smtp transaction?

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I do not know how you use an e-mail client like mail to access hotmail because hotmail uses HTTP and xml to handle all request.

Hotmail has stop the access of using e-mail clients, so you have to use web mail for now on. I tried using hotwayd and Outlook Express with no good results.

You can thank spammers to make Hotmail change their ways.

I created a gmail account so I can use an e-mail client like Thunderbird or Mozilla Mail. Unfortunately it uses POP3 requests. I do not like POP3 servers because they are hard to store e-mails on the server. The gmail developers are working on IMAP, so I do not have to look for another e-mail service in the future.
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Have a similar problem but with Kmail using command line.

kmail -s test --body "this is a test"

This will work, however, it opens a composition window and I have to hit send or Ctrl+Return. Does anyone know how to send a Ctrl+Return code to Kmail through the command line.

Old 04-30-2005, 08:58 AM   #6
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Have you tried looking at your log mail log files to see what went wrong with the smtp transaction?
I won't be able to look at it anymore my Maxtor hard Drive just died from a terrible decease, the defective heads syndrom. And shame on me I didn't backup anything ! Fortunately I got some of my important files back thanks to explore2fs.

I'm right now testing mail from a shell client installed on window$ and it's still the same problem, no way to reach hotmail. I should give a try with kmail.



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