cygport announce fails unable to find mailserver

Brian Inglis
Sun Oct 25 04:37:58 GMT 2020

On 2020-10-24 17:50, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 25/10/2020 00:19, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> On 2020-10-24 16:21, Brian Inglis wrote:
>>> On 2020-10-24 15:42, Ken Brown via Cygwin-apps wrote:
>>>> On 10/24/2020 4:53 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
>>>>> Do any/some/many of you use cygport ...cygport announce to generate your
>>>>> update
>>>>> announcements, and does it work successfully?
>>>> I use it.  You have to set several SMTP_* variables in your
>>>> ~/.cygport.conf.  If
>>>> you don't already have that file, copy /etc/cygport.conf to ~/.cygport.conf and
>>>> edit it.
>>> Thanks, already set up with SMTP_SERVER=smtp which is all I need from my home
>>> ISP connection for all SMTP clients (POP3, web, mobile needs user and password).
>>> Nothing else is required (yet)!
>> Hacked out the perl code into a file and got it running and failing.
>> Added Net:SMTP() Debug parameter and set it.
>> Problem is ISP SMTP MX will not accept localhost.localdomain as EHLO/HELO
>> maildomain!
> Whatever you are doing it spamming cygwin-announce with messages which are
> (fortunately) being held due to 'Message has implicit destination'.
> I rejected all the held mails, but please stop.

Sorry about that; trying to diagnose, debug, and fix failures and content issues
with cygport ... announce; hacking without any real background knowledge of
SMTP, Perl, or cygport; still trying to track down issues with generated message
content: sorry about those that made it thru; I'll do my best to ensure future
tests are directed elsewhere.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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