Re: Bug#367200: ITP: libemail-send-perl -- Simply Sending Email
Henning Makholm <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Scripsit "Krzysztof Krzyzaniak (eloy)" <email@example.com>
>> Email::Send provides a very simple, very clean, very specific interface
>> to multiple Email mailers. The goal if this software is to be small
>> and simple, easy to use, and easy to extend.
> What's wrong with the legacy /usr/sbin/sendmail interface, mandated by
> policy, LSB, etc?
Email::Send supports a pluggable interface layer and can therefore do some
interesting things, like plugging in a module that stores mail into files
for debugging, or posting the message via NNTP rather than mailing it.
More generally, Perl modules to send mail rather than using
/usr/sbin/sendmail are often useful with web applications (or other
applications that need security isolation) that are running in a chroot.
To use /usr/sbin/sendmail in the chroot requires setting up a chroot
maildrop, and while there are packages to do this, using some module that
can speak SMTP is often the path of least resistance.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>