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Re: Changing the default for `send-mail-function'

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: Re: Changing the default for `send-mail-function'
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 23:44:28 +0100
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On 26/06/11 22:57, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:
David De La Harpe Golden<address@hidden>  writes:

What? Hold on there. On fd.o desktop systems, one uses "xdg-email" to
use the user's preferred email composer to pop up a mail ready for

So you configure xdg-email to have the correct outgoing SMTP address?


xdg-email is a command intended mostly for automated use that launches the user's preferred (in their desktop environment's settings) email client, such as thunderbird or evolution or kmail (or even emacs) with a message open and ready to be sent (possibly after further review and editing).

As it opens the desktop user's preferred email client, it's most likely to be actually already configured with correct outgoing settings.


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