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Re: smtp crap

From: joakim
Subject: Re: smtp crap
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:33:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> I cannot speak for Posix platforms nowadays, but I do know that almost
>> every Windows box out there has its mail client set up
> Considering the increasing popularity of webmail, this may not be true
> anymore.

My unscientific analysis is that of all windows boxen I see during work
hours exactly everyone uses webmail in some form, and also some form of
Outlook mail client. People mostly use it to book meetings though.

Of all the much fewer private windows boxen I see exactly everyone uses webmail.

Precisely zero users have had only a Outlook client install do all their

Again, this is just my personal observation working with, say, a hundred
developers or so recently.

Of all these people two people used Emacs. Me and another guy. We both
use GNU/Linux and have mail setup already.

Anyway, IMHO an http->bugtracker additional interface should be set
up. I fail to see why this would be controversial apart from the added
problem of preventing spam on that additional interface.

> Also, I don't like the argument that we should treat Windows users
> differently from users on other platforms, just because they are likely
> to use some proprietary mail client.  In that context, offering to set
> up Emacs for sending email is actually good, if it encourages less
> dependence on such mail clients.

Joakim Verona

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