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RE: smtp crap

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: smtp crap
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:05:40 -0700

> > It pops up a different mailer, and the user has to take
> > actions there, too, to actually send the mail.
> Popping up a different mailer is not a problem: it's what 
> mailclient is supposed to do.  The problem is that it comes
> into play much too late: mailclient should not be an MTA
> function but a MUA function.
> I.e. not a send-mail-function value but a mail-user-agent value.
> Of course, the problem is that `compose-mail' assumes the
> mail-user-agent is "inside Emacs", so we need to introduce a new
> function that makes fewer assumptions.

That sounds very much like a project for the next Emacs release.  And it sounds
like you have no real design in mind for it yet.

Until that project is well defined, more than half-baked, and you have something
to test for it, please revert the current behavior.  And especially, please do
not include the current behavior in the 24.1 _release_.

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