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Re: reportbug defaults [Re: Bug#367200: ITP: libemail-send-perl -- Simply Sending Email]

On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 13:20 -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> Don Armstrong wrote:
> > 
> > reportbug sends mail to wherever it is configured; the default setup
> > should be to send mail to bugs.debian.org, not the ISP's smtp server,
> > since that can't be known in advance. [I don't know if this is the
> > default now, but it should be the default.]
> > 
> Except that many ISPs now block outbound port 25 (at least on
> consumer-level service), except for what is relayed through their mail
> servers.
> I guess it is a bit of a catch-22.
> What about modifying it to work through something like an http POST?

That's what popcon does, I think.

Remember, though, that reportbug *works*, simply and easily, be-
cause it uses the $LANGUAGE smtp library.  Why change what works?

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

"You can either have software quality or you can have pointer
arithmetic, but you cannot have both at the same time."
Bertrand Meyer

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