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

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Changing the default for `send-mail-function'
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 20:36:47 +0200

On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 20:33, Ken Brown <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 8/6/2011 1:27 PM, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>> Do you want to use the built-in SMTP, the system mailer or a different
>>> user mailer?  (b, s, d)
>> That would be perfect, although getting a single-line prompt that's
>> understandable by random users is a challenge.
> I would go one step further and actually offer mailclient as the default,
> with an option to choose something different if desired.  After all, we're
> targeting users who are trying to use emacs to send mail but have not
> configured it.  I would guess that the most common case for this is sending
> a bug report.  Mailclient has the advantage that it should just work OOTB
> for most people, without any configuration.
> But it's not clear what's the best way to refer to mailclient in the prompt.
>  How about "your default mailer", perhaps with some help text that explains
> that it is the same mailer the user would get by clicking on an email link
> in their web browser?

I agree.

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