[Novalug] Clearly opaque emacs configuration
mezzenger at gmail.com
Fri May 2 21:23:35 EDT 2008
VM (View Mail) is an Emacs subsystem that allows UNIX mail to be read
and disposed of within Emacs. Commands exist to do the normal things
expected of a mail user agent, such as generating replies, saving
messages to folders, deleting messages and so on. There are other more
advanced commands that do tasks like bursting and creating digests,
message forwarding, and organizing message presentation according to
various criteria. With smtpmail in modern emacsen, you do not need an
MTA locally in order to use VM.
On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 8:36 PM, Don E. Groves, Jr. <dgrovesjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> What "Mail Transport Agent" (mail-transport-agent) are you using and
> how is it configured?
> Debian "Etch(stable)" provides 13+ such class packages
> and the one that you are using effects how you go about configuring it.
> IOW vm doesn't send the mail directly itself, but instead passes that
> job onto another agent.
> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 8:06 PM, Alvin Smith <mezzenger at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Several years ago I set up a computer to run a CD based Linux distro
> > called Oralux for a blind gentleman. The primary application was
> > Emacspeak, Emacs that run a screen reader. The user ran w3m for web
> > browsing and vm for email. All was well until the hard drive that he
> > stored his configuration files and "persistent home directory" began
> > to fail.
> > Oralux (Knoppix based) is now a dead project. So, my solution was to
> > replace the failing hard drive, load a straight Debian system
> > including Emacspeak, transferring the .emacs and other relevant dot
> > files over to the new system. All seemed to be fine until we found
> > that vm would not send email using the expected smtpmail.
> > So the system seems to be using the local email system instead of the
> > configured pop3 and smtp servers. I am stumped. The user stated that
> > the old .emacs configuration file "worked". BTW he has a dialup ISP.
> > w3m surfs like a champ. But vm (which he configured himself the first
> > time with the help of a third party) refuses to send mail.
> > Oh, it does retrieve mail from the POP3 server, but it will not send
> > mail. So, vm reads the dot file as it pertains to incoming but not
> > outgoing mail. Does anyone have suggestions?
> > Thanks,
> > -- Alvin
> Don E. Groves, Jr.
> Tag it's your turn now... ... ....
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