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[Monotone-devel] smtp vs. calling sendmail (Re: static stuff)

From: Peter Simons
Subject: [Monotone-devel] smtp vs. calling sendmail (Re: static stuff)
Date: 17 Dec 2003 14:18:39 +0100

Zack Weinberg writes:

 >>> You don't just feed mail to /usr/sbin/sendmail?!

 >> no. monotone's networking is all self-contained.

 > I understand this. I am of the opinion that it's a
 > mistake for email, but reasonable people may
 > disagree.

Same here. I can see the benefits of not depending on
another external tool, but in the case of e-mail, it
feels a bit extreme. Personally, I would like to be
able to configure monotone to use sendmail nonetheless.
If for no other reason than having _log_ _entries_ of
the e-mail being delivered.

But in addition to this, my MTA would automatically
encrypt outgoing e-mail during transmission to certain
hosts, it will re-write headers to the canonic form,
etc. All this functionality is lost when delivering via
SMTP directly.

It is a good think monotone is able to do it
autonomously, though, because not every system even has
an MTA.


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