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

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Changing the default for `send-mail-function'
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:56:50 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:07:22 +0200 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> 

LMI> I think the easiest way to handle the second case is to have a
LMI> submission server on the gnu.org machines.  The easiest way to do that
LMI> would be to just open up the gnu.org MTA on port 587, and point a CNAME
LMI> to it, like bug-submission.gnu.org, and have `M-x report-emacs-bug' try
LMI> that first.  (The MTA can, for instance, accept email to
LMI> address@hidden only.)

LMI> It'll work in most (almost all?) cases, and we can try to fall back on
LMI> mailclient/etc if it doesn't (if, for instance, the gnu.org MTA is down,
LMI> or no longer exists in the future).

LMI> This requires the support of the gnu.org mail admins, of course.  :-)

I think a web server submission is the right way to solve this problem.
An e-mail bug submission does not work for everyone as we've discussed.
It's still a good submission channel, but doesn't have to be the only one.

Emacs, through url.el, can submit the form and perform some trivial work
to assure the server it's not spam.  It could use hashcash, for


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