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Re: smtp crap

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: smtp crap
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2011 10:17:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams writes:
>> > Why does emacs _keep_ asking me if I want to "Set up Emacs 
>> > for sending SMTP mail"?!  I kept answer "n" to this question
>> I can't reproduce this.  The first time I answer "n", it customizes
>> send-mail-function and saves that variable to the init file.  This
>> should prevent the question from recurring.  Could you try to 
>> figure out what's causing that to fail?
> Even if it works flawlessly, this "feature" should _not_ be the default.
> In particular, it is ridiculous that a user trying to send a simple bug report
> with `emacs -Q' has to run through the extra hurdle of this inane, possibly
> confusing, and error-prone dialog ("yes"; edit the `From' line; "n").  I 
> cannot
> believe this silliness has gone on this long already.

For the record: I remember the first time I tried to send a bug report
at my old institute on a GNU/Linux machine. The result was a mail with
something like a "funny" mail-host-not-set-so-tickle-me or something
somewhere, leading to a a phone call from IT asking what I could
possibly be doing. So at least I think the new behavior is better.


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