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

On Tue, 16 May 2006, 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.

There's not much that can be done about that besides using 587 or
similar. In such a case the user should be prompted for an smtp server
which actually works instead of the default. [Indeed, that's what
should happen when any smtp server is unreachable.]

bugs.debian.org is the only sensible default. Anything else requires
user configuration.

> What about modifying it to work through something like an http POST?

I'm personally not too terribly interested in implementing an HTTP
access method for the BTS, because it makes it more easy for bug
submissions to be sent from people who can not be accessed via e-mail.

I don't have a problem with someone else implementing such a service
that actually verifies the e-mail address of people, though. [You
don't need anything from me at all to do that.]

Don Armstrong

Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien
a ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien a retrancher.
(Perfection is apparently not achieved when nothing more can be added,
but when nothing else can be removed.)
 -- Antoine de Saint-Exupe'ry, Terres des Hommes

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