[rt-users] Question about using an external SMTP server

Asif Iqbal vadud3 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 15:28:24 EDT 2010

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Chris Hall <hiro24 at gmail.com> wrote:
> We're tightly controlling port 25 on our site here, so using the local
> method for sending email is a no go.  I read something about installing
> mailgate on the smtp server here, but that has some people... nervous....
>  My boss seems to think it should be a matter of switching a line or two to
> set a smarthost to our smtp server to make it work.  So my question is,
> without dropping additional software or whatnot on the smtp server... how
> can I use an external server for sending mail?  What's the preferred and
> correct configuration needed?

put the mailgate in your real smtp server like this, assuming you have one

This is an example from our qmail smtp server

cat ~alias/.qmal-help

|/opt/rt3/bin/rt-mailgate --queue help --action correspond --url
https://rt.example.net 2>/dev/null

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Asif Iqbal
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A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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