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Old 18th November 2008
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Originally Posted by JMJ_coder View Post
Query: If your email provider has an smtp server (i.e.,, do you still need an MTA (i.e., sendmail) to send email if you use a basic MUA like mutt? Would you need one (i.e., fetchmail) to get mail if you have a pop server?
The newest Mutt has built in SMTP so you do not need sandmail. The stable one doesn't have so you will need to configure sendmail to send mail to your IP mail server which will relay it further. I am not using Mutt so I do not know if it has built in support for downloading mails from POP3 and IMAP servers. If I have to guess I think it has it. If it doesn't have you will have to use fetchmail to get your mail from the remote mail server of your IP. You do want to use IMAP and SMTP only with TSL or SSL.

I would not use POP3 period.

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