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    unable to send/reply to mails in mutt

    Hi all,
    I just started using mutt. I just went through some articles and set my .fetchmailrc as

    poll with proto POP3 and options no dns
    user "" is "svzard" here options ssl
    and set my ~/.muttrc as

    # My email address
    set pop_user=""
    # To ensure mutt doesnot put 'username@localhost.localdomain in From:
    set from=""
    set use_from="yes"
    set envelope_from="yes"
    # The test editor I want to use to write emails (the default is nano)
    set editor=vi
    As you can see, its pretty simple stuff. Just copied what I could make out from other's .muttrc file on the net and put my ids.

    I'm able to read mails by running
    $ fetchmail -vk
    $ mutt
    in that order.

    But I'm not able to send or reply to mails using mutt. Only webmails can be downloaded.

    What is missing here. I read the manual but could not grasp anything useful. Can you help me with the settings?

    Btw, mutt -v on my system gives:
    Mutt (2006-07-14)
    Copyright (C) 1996-2002 Michael R. Elkins and others.
    Mutt comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `mutt -vv'.
    Mutt is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
    under certain conditions; type `mutt -vv' for details.
    System: Linux 2.6.18-8.el5 (i686) [using ncurses 5.5]
    Compile options:
    To contact the developers, please mail to <>.
    To report a bug, please use the flea(1) utility.
    Well, I even added set sendmail="/usr/sbin/sendmail -oem -oi" to .muttrc. No help still.
    Last edited by svzard; 12-13-2007 at 06:02 PM. Reason: tried setting sendmail option too

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