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Re: Debathena: mh-rmail

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (John Carr)
Wed Jan 13 20:20:58 2010

Message-Id: <201001140117.o0E1HtDu002966@outgoing.mit.edu>
To: Geoffrey Thomas <geofft@mit.edu>
In-Reply-To: Message from Geoffrey Thomas <geofft@MIT.EDU> of "Wed,
	13 Jan 2010 19:15:18 EST."
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:17:41 -0500
From: John Carr <jfc@mit.edu>
Cc: bug-dialup@mit.edu, bugs@mit.edu
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Adding this to my .emacs seems to have worked around the problem:

(setq mh-send-uses-spost-flag 't)

Searching for spost in the emacs lisp source found this definition
in mh-e/mh-comp.el:

(defvar mh-send-uses-spost-flag nil
  "Non-nil means \"send\" uses \"spost\" to submit messages.

If the value of \"postproc:\" is \"spost\", you may need to set
this variable to t to tell MH-E to avoid using features of
\"post\" that are not supported by \"spost\". You'll know that
you'll need to do this if sending mail fails with an error of
\"spost: -msgid unknown\".")

> Hi,
> Thanks for reporting this. We've already had one or two reports of
> this via OLC, so it's in our bug tracker:
> http://debathena.mit.edu/trac/ticket/478
> Unfortunately the most straightforward solution involves figuring out
> a merge of the Athena-patched nmh, which we haven't updated in a
> while, and a newer nmh from Debian, and for some reason this is an
> involved process, so I'm not sure how quickly it will get fixed.
> I don't know a lot about mh-rmail or even emacs, so I can't figure out
> if there's a way to do this, but if you can figure out configure
> mh-smail not to use the "-msgid" flag (which apparently requires a
> newer version of nmh), there's a decent chance this will then start to
> work.

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