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Old 02-24-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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mutt on cygwin

I just set up mutt/fetchmail/sendmail on ubuntu, and it finally works. At work, however, I have a Windows machine, so I need to get things working on cygwin. mutt and fetchmail are part of the cygwin distribution, but sendmail is not. Can I get sendmail to work on cygwin? Is there an alternative and what do I put in my .muttrc? I tried exim, but the documentation for exim is badly written and daunting. I've looked at what people have to say about installing sendmail on cygwin, but again it's beyond my skill.
Old 02-24-2010, 02:51 PM   #2
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Exim is pretty easy, why not post the exact problems you're having and we'll see if we can help you.
Old 02-24-2010, 09:35 PM   #3
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I think mutt assumes

sendmail "-oem -oi"
for sending out emails. This works for me in ubuntu (even though I never specified an outgoing server). In cygwin I get the following error when I try to send an email:

Error sending message, child exited 127 (Exec error.).
fetchmail, mutt, and exim are installed. What do I put into .muttrc to make exim do the sending?
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How to make mails work in cygwin

I know this thread has been inactive for years but since I couldn't find any answers anywhere, the below is the workaround I did for making the mutt work in cygwin. I'd also encountered the same error.

Since, the default config of sendmail is soft link to cronlog, we would need a mail client inside to know it should use it.

This can be achieved by configuring either the exim or ssmtp. I've used the below:

"exim-config" (This is an interactive tool and the questions are pretty straight-forward)



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