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

On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 22:39 +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net>
> > On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 19:21 +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> >> The point is that they could if the wanted to. And if they did, it
> >> would work for _all_ programs, not just particular perl scripts that
> >> happen to use some obscure perl module to send mails.
> > mail-transport-agent postinst config scripts will have to be a 
> > lot more clever, then, and explain things like relayhosts to non-
> > sysadmins.
> Are you implying that the perl library in question is able to figure
> out these things without guidance from the sysadmin? In that case the
> AI code that does it ought to be appropriated and worked into our MTA
> postinst scripts.

Of course not.

T-bird, Evo, Outlook, etc don't figure it out either.  They ask 
the user, "What's the name of your ISP's outgoing mail server?"

Here's the relevant question from "reportbug --config"

    Do you have a "mail transport agent" (MTA) like Exim, Postfix
    or SSMTP configured on this computer? [y|N|q|?]? 

If you take the default N, it asks you:

    Please enter the name of your SMTP host. Usually it's called
    something like "mail.example.org" or "smtp.example.org". Just 
    press ENTER if you don't have one or don't know.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

"Your opinions are bound to affect the stories you choose to
broadcast [on TV/radio]."

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