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Re: 23.0.60; emacs-report-bug fails silently

From: Paul R
Subject: Re: 23.0.60; emacs-report-bug fails silently
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 10:07:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> We definitely have a problem in this respect.  Traditionally on Unix,
> sending mail is done via the /usr/sbin/sendmail program, but nowadays
> it's very common to have such programs completely misconfigured.
> It's fundamentally a bug in the distributions, I believe, but it's not
> one that we can expect to see fixed any time soon, so we're going to
> have to deal with it.

I can't find what prevents us from using sendmail.el, with a default
bug-report configuration, i.e. a preconfigured smtp server allowing
bug reports.

This server ought to be protected against abuse, but this problem is
not on the client-side at least.


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