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Re: fakemail.exe and emacs 21.1

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: fakemail.exe and emacs 21.1
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 13:08:28 +0200 (IST)

On 23 Oct 2001, Gerd Moellmann wrote:

> > > > I copied fakemail.exe from emacs-20.7/bin/fakemail.exe to
> > > > emacs-21.1/bin/fakemail.exe and everything works fine.
> > > 
> > > Is that Windows or MS-DOS?
> > 
> > I'm guessing it's Windows, since the MS-DOS port doesn't install 
> > fakemail.exe in the bin subdirectory (it's useless for that port).
> Thanks, Eli.  Then I guess it's something with the install script for
> Windows.  I'll forward the report to Andrew & Jason.

Jason removed fakemail.exe from the installed programs a few days before 
the release.  But he did that because fakemail is a no-op on Windows, so 
users who have misconfigured mail setup, which caused Emacs to fall back 
on fakemail, can have their mail silently go to the big void.  That is 
not nice, to say the least.

So what _I_ would like to understand in this case is how come fakemail 
was at all necessary?  Thomas, can you please look into this?  I suspect 
your email setup is botched somehow, and using fakemail actually does 
more harm than it solves.

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