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Re: Bug#367200: ITP: libemail-send-perl -- Simply Sending Email

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:
> Scripsit "Krzysztof Krzyzaniak (eloy)" <eloy@debian.org>

>>  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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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