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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Changing the default for `send-mail-function'
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 08:53:09 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I thought it was going to be configured on Windows systems to
>> use the user's default mail client. This was the previous default for
>> win32 wasn't it?
> The problem of silently failing is much less of an issue on Windows,
> since if you haven't configured your email client there, Windows will
> guide you through that.

> On the other hand, I think the user experience of sending mail using
> `mailclient-send-it' is pretty awful.  It pops up a different mail
> client, and then you have to click buttons in that to actually send the
> email.

For one-time use of Emacs's mailer (e.g. for very occasional bug
reports), mailclient-send-it is really not a bad option.  We really
should offer it as an option in the interactive prompting.


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