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Re: smtp crap

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: smtp crap
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:51:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> There's fundamentally one question with 3 possible answers:
>> How do you want to send email?
>> 1- Use the system mailer (old default).
>> 2- Use your favorite non-Emacs MUA.
>> 3- Configure Emacs so it can send email on its own.
>> If there's no /usr/sbin/sendmail, answer 1 is not available.

> If (1) is sendmail, then its wording should be modified, because
> Windows users will think it refers to their MUA.

I'd expect those Windows users won't have /usr/sbin/sendmail so the
option shouldn't be presented to them.

> Anyway, the question was not about the choices, which are quite clear.
> The question was about the UI: how will we ask these questions, in
> which sequence, and what wording?

I don't expect any sequence: it's just one question.
The wording above is a starting point.  It could be a x-popup-dialog, or
a completing-read, or read-char-choice.

> I think getting this right is crucial for avoiding the n+1st round of
> arguing about this issue.


> Were these aspect finalized yet (I didn't track this thread closely)?

I find the above so obvious that it didn't occur to me to put it
in writing.  Is there some other way to do it?


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