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bug#5299: Default mailer (was: custom-reevaluate-setting / custom-initia


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#5299: Default mailer (was: custom-reevaluate-setting / custom-initialize-delay)
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:15:02 +0100

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 7:51 PM, Stefan Monnier
<address@hidden> wrote:
>
> I think we need to revisit the setting for the default mailer: I think
> neither the mailclient-send-it nor any other setting is a good default.
> I think we should instead use as default a special function that prompts
> the user whether he wants to use his external MUA to send email
> (i.e. use mailclient-send-it), or to use /usr/sbin/sendmail, or to use
> smtpmail in which case it'll ask the user to configure his SMTP server.
>
> And this should be used on *all* systems rather than only under w32
> and/or macosx, since sadly /usr/sbin/sendmail is too often unusable even
> under GNU/Linux (my /usr/sbin/sendmail is usable, but I must admit that
> it took me a significant amount of work on my laptop, so I can't expect
> most people to go through that trouble).


That sounds good and in line with what we previously did.






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