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

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: Changing the default for `send-mail-function'
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 17:05:18 +1100

On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 12:12 AM, Stefan Monnier
<address@hidden> wrote:
>>> This seems to have been forgotten about again.  Windows and Mac are
>>> still the only platforms on which users are offered the choice of
>>> using mailclient-send-it if they haven't configured mail.
>> `mailclient-send-it' has never been a possible default on Linux systems,
> Hmm....
> (defun message-send-mail-function ()
>  "Return suitable value for the variable `message-send-mail-function'."
>  (cond ((and (require 'sendmail)
>              (boundp 'sendmail-program)
>              sendmail-program
>              (executable-find sendmail-program))
>         'message-send-mail-with-sendmail)
>        ((and (locate-library "smtpmail")
>              (boundp 'smtpmail-default-smtp-server)
>              smtpmail-default-smtp-server)
>         'message-smtpmail-send-it)
>        ((locate-library "mailclient")
>         'message-send-mail-with-mailclient)
>        (t
>         (error "Don't know how to send mail.  Please customize 
> `message-send-mail-function'"))))
> Maybe you think it's not a possible default, but message.el does use it
> by default in some cases, without paying attention to the host OS.
> And I think that's right.
>> so I think it's quite likely to break in unexpected ways.  (I mean,
>> since it probably hasn't gotten much usage.)
> In my experience it works, and if it doesn't we should fix it.
>> So I think that, at this point, it's probably counter-productive to add
>> it as a choice.
> I disagree,
>        Stefan


Tim Cross

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