aerc implements the SMTP protocol as specified by RFC 5321.
SMTP configuration may be done interactively with the :new-account command.
In accounts.conf (see aerc-config(5)), the following SMTP-specific options are available:
Remember that all fields must be URL encoded. The "@" symbol, when URL encoded, is %40.
The meaning of the scheme component is:
SMTP with TLS/SSL
Additionally, you can specify an authentication mechanism like so:
No authentication is required to use this SMTP server. You may omit the username and password in this case.
Authenticate with a username and password using AUTH PLAIN. This is the default behavior.
Authenticate with a username and password using AUTH LOGIN. This is an obsolete protocol, but is required for some common webmail providers.
SMTP with TLS/SSL using OAUTHBEARER Authentication. See documentation in aerc-imap(5) for usage.
SMTP with TLS/SSL using XOAUTH2 Authentication. See documentation in aerc-imap(5) for usage.
Specifies the command to run to get the password for the SMTP account. This command will be run using `sh -c [command]`. If a password is specified in the outgoing option, the password will take precedence over this command.
Set this to `yes` if the server uses STARTTLS. In that case you should also use smtp instead of smtps.
Originally created by Drew DeVault <firstname.lastname@example.org> and maintained by Robin Jarry <email@example.com> who is assisted by other open source contributors. For more information about aerc development, see https://sr.ht/~rjarry/aerc/.
aerc(1), aerc-config(5), aerc-maildir(5), aerc-notmuch(5).