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

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Changing the default for `send-mail-function'
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 13:11:00 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> Since there are problems with having Emacs check at run time
> whether there is a configured MTA, I propose doing it inside
> `make install'.
> It could run a program that tries sending messages to certain chosen
> addresses, and detects the results.  This program could afford to wait
> a certain amount of time for the results to show up, with no danger it
> will be terminated by a user who does not realize it is still working
> on the problem.
> Since `make install' is run as root, it could look for a bounce
> message in root's local inbox too.

I don't think that's a valid assumption. I always install
"locally". Primarily because of the somewhat hairy Debian setup.

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