Re: how to make desktop app send email?
- From: Andrew Sobala <aes gnome org>
- To: Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: how to make desktop app send email?
- Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 17:09:10 +0100
On Sat, 2004-07-17 at 15:14, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-07-17 at 07:26 -0400, Jody Goldberg wrote:
> > discussing sendmail misses the point. The goal is generally not to
> > send the content immediately. An application merely wants to supply
> > some of the information, and let the user fill in the rest using
> > their chosen front mailer interface.
> *some* applications want to do that. Apps like, say, Bug-Buddy don't.
> That only really works with sendmail, iirc. I can use it from my
> desktop at home, or my workstation at work, but not my laptop, because
> it roams and has no permanently accessible SMTP server and I'm not going
> to sit around swapping MTA configurations depending on where I am.
This is why bug-buddy doesn't work on my machine too - it's the only
program that uses sendmail, and I don't have a working sendmail (exim)
For the record, there are plans to make bug-buddy submit via XML-RPC
over HTTP; one of the advantages you pick up by doing this is removing
the dependency on sendmail. Others include much nicer server-side
parsing, although the legacy interface will continue to exist for old
bug-buddys. But that hasn't quite happened yet.
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