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Old 3rd July 2008
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Cool Mutt not sending email

Ok, I have configure getmail to fetch my messages and mutt to read all my fetched messages. I have installed ssmtp and configured mutt, but when i send email i get this error from mutt:

Error sending message, child exited 127 (Exec error.).

here is the ssmtp configuration in /usr/local/etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

MailHub=smtpauth.earthlink.net:587
UseTls=YES
FromLineOverride=YES
Hostname=XX.XXX.XXX.XX
RewriteDomain=earthlink.net
Root=XXXXXX@earthlink.net
AuthUser=XXXXXX@earthlink.net
AuthPass=XXXXX

here is how i'm telling mutt what to use to send mail on ~/.muttrc

set sendmail="/usr/local/etc/ssmtp"

And yes I have disabled sendmail in etc/rc.conf

sendmail_enable="NO"
sendmail_submit_enable="NO"
sendmail_outbound_enable="NO"
sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO"

What step Am I missing? Please help me configure ssmtp or suggest another solution.

Thanks
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here is how i'm telling mutt what to use to send mail on ~/.muttrc

set sendmail="/usr/local/etc/ssmtp"
shouldn't your mutt 'sendmail' variable should be set to /usr/local/sbin/ssmtp? that's where the executable is if you installed it from ports, anyway.
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Easiest way to do it in FreeBSD
cd /usr/ports/mail/ssmtp
make replace

This will rewrite mailer.conf so that it uses ssmtp instead of sendmail.
Then, you don't need to put the sendmail line in .muttrc.
However, as jbhappy correctly mentioned, it's /usr/local/sbin/ssmtp that you want.

I see that you also give the option to offer another solution. I've come to prefer msmtp. Firstly, ssmtp has been abandoned and is no longer maintained. Secondly, msmtp gives you a bit more flexibility--you can send from multiple accounts and such.

I cover it in my my mutt page.
http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/mutt.html
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Default Changing the path to ssmtp worked but still with an error

I changed my .muttrc to: set sendmail="/usr/local/etc/ssmtp" but I still get an error.

SSL_connect: Unknown error: 0
ssmtp: Cannot open smtpauth.earthlink.net:587
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Easiest way to do it in FreeBSD
cd /usr/ports/mail/ssmtp
make replace

This will rewrite mailer.conf so that it uses ssmtp instead of sendmail.
Then, you don't need to put the sendmail line in .muttrc.
However, as jbhappy correctly mentioned, it's /usr/local/sbin/ssmtp that you want.

I see that you also give the option to offer another solution. I've come to prefer msmtp. Firstly, ssmtp has been abandoned and is no longer maintained. Secondly, msmtp gives you a bit more flexibility--you can send from multiple accounts and such.

I cover it in my my mutt page.
http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/mutt.html
Let me start reading about msmtp. I'll give ssmtp another try if not I'll move on. Thank you scottro.
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