[ALUG] Delay in sending mail

Jenny Hopkins hopkins.jenny at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 12:23:46 GMT 2017


On 20 March 2017 at 12:17, Jonathan McDowell <noodles at earth.li> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 12:14:24PM +0000, Jenny Hopkins wrote:
>> Can anyone suggest why sending IMAP mail from either icedove,
>> thunderbird, claws on a client is taking about a minute (about ten
>> seconds "connecting to server" then over 30 seconds with "delivering
>> mail"), whereas using mutt it goes in an instant?
>
> Is mutt sending via /usr/bin/sendmail but Thunderbird/Claws are sending
> via SMTP?
>

Oh!  Well Thunderbird/Claws are definitely sending by SMTP, but I
don't know what mutt is using.  Would there be any indication in the
.muttrc file?
Is there any way to convince Claws to use sendmail?   If not, is there
any way to speed up the SMTP process?

Thanks,

Jenny



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