[imp] is smtp really smtp?

Jan Schneider jan@horde.org
Fri, 31 May 2002 19:44:44 +0200

Zitat von Joost De Cock <Joost.DeCock@astrid.be>:

> Hi there,
> I've (tried to) set up IMP 3.0 on a redhat 7.1 box with apache 1.3 end
> php
> 4.something, but don't aorry 'cause I upgraded the pear. And I use
> PostrgeSQL.
> I connect to an exchange (I work in a Micro$oft believers environment)
> server.
> It took me a while (and a ot of reading on this list) but now I can
> successfully log on (and thus authenticate) I can read mail, edit my
> settings (that pgsql stuff is working) and so.
> Only problem is, I can't sent email. I set up imp to go for smtp and not
> sendmail, but if I try to send a message it doesn't get sent.
> I don't receive an error, but afterwards I find a mail in my root mailbox
> saying that the user is unknown.
> No wonder since sendmail isn't configured at all.
> I was under the impression that is I choose smtp, it wouldn't need
> sendmail,
> so I could use it even if sendmail wasn't running (or wasn't on the
> machine)
> Could you please confirm? 
> If I really have to configure sendmail I'll try, but since I have never
> done
> that, I'm not really looking forward to it.
> If I can use pure smtp, then why doesn't it do so when I set it up to do
> so?

SMTP definitely works, so I guess that's some sort of configuration error.
Do you use server lists? The please post you configuration from
imp/config/servers.php. If not, you have to set the mail provider in


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