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Use Pine to send email without a local mail server
Authored by: ozonator on Mar 17, '05 01:50:32PM

Another solution, which doesn't require SSH access to a mail server, is to use a very simple MTA, sometimes called a 'nullmailer', which will only take mail locally and pass it off to another, 'real' SMTP server.

There are several of these simple MTAs. The one I prefer is msmtp; it supports a variety of SMTP options, and even includes scripts for queuing mail while offline. The others include ssmtp, nbsmtp, esmtp, and nullmailer; here's a list with links and more information. I use msmtp with mutt, but any of these will work with pine or any other MUA as a replacement for a local instance of postfix, sendmail, etc.

If you don't want to compile from scratch, several of these are available in DarwinPorts and Gentoo; I suspect they're in fink, too.



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