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When trying to post to GMANE, I get an error message:

441 You need a valid email address to post: Invalid response from SMTP server mail.inka.de: 550-Verification failed for auth@gmane-mx.org Couldn’t send message via news: 441 You need a valid email address to post: Invalid response from SMTP server mail.inka.de: 550-Verification failed for auth@gmane-mx.org”

Here mail.inka.de is the SMTP server of my provider. It looks like something tries to connect to it with user name auth@gmane-mx.org. If that is the case, then it’s no surprise that it’s not working.

My ~/.gnus.el:

(setq gnus-select-method '(nntp "news.gmane.io"))
(setq user-mail-address "felix.klee@inka.de"
      message-send-mail-real-function 'smtpmail-send-it
      message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it
      send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it
      smtpmail-smtp-server "mail.inka.de"
      smtpmail-smtp-service 587
      smtpmail-stream-type 'starttls)

Emacs successfully reads my email address from the environment variable EMAIL and stores it in user-mail-address. Sending emails from GNUS works. Why does posting to GMANE not work?

  • This looks like crossed wires to my (uneducated) eyes: why does posting through NNTP go through your SMTP mail server? Shouldn't it go directly to news.gmane.io? – NickD Jul 13 at 20:19

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