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Re: Really stupid newbie question

On Thu, 9 May 1996, Bill Lantry wrote:
> please forgive me my foolishness, but I've struggled with this one for 
> awhile, and even the unix guy here can't help me. I *did* get the
> network turned on, but now I have the following problem:
> **************************************************************
> @make-player fool for
> fool (#1348) created with password `OpaVa' for
> Send email to with password?  ─Enter `yes' or `no'┼
> yes
> Sending the password to
> Cannot send mail: Cannot open connection to maildrop localhost:
>  Permission denied
> ******************************************************************
> How can I get that connection to open? The machine's mailer (BSD)
> does work, I've even got a pop server running on it. So I think
> I just need to get the MOO mailer to connect to the machine's mailer
> and we'll be in business...

Look at $network. You need to tell it some information about the machine 
you are on, specificaly .site, .port, .postmaster, .MOO_name, .maildrop, 
.reply_address, .errors_to_address, .usual_postmaster, .password_postmaster.

*This article is a natural product.  The slight variations in logic and
*coherence enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way
*are to be considered flaws or defects.

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