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

From: chad
Subject: Re: Changing the default for `send-mail-function'
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:50:41 -0700

On Jun 30, 2011, at 5:18 PM, Richard Stallman wrote:

>    The main reason for the change is that using a misconfigured MTA leads
>    to silently dropped mail which is *really bad*.
> Why doesn't it deliver a bounce message?

How would it do that?  It doesn't know about the user's (actual) external 
mail service, and the local system isn't configured to accept mail.

Back when I had reason to look at such systems regularly, it was not 
unusual to find hundreds of such bounces in root's mbox.


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