Re: reportbug reports are not sent
On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 18:57:06 Russ Allbery wrote:
> Joseph Herlant <email@example.com> writes:
> > Reportbug sends mails via your local mail server by default.
> Pretty sure this isn't true any more, is it? I think it's now using the
> submit port and sending mail directly to a Debian host. (Of course,
> that's unstable/testing; stable may be too old for that.)
It looks to me like reportbug still submits bug reports via smtp.
/etc/reportbug.conf on my local machine it's set to use "submit", but the man
page for reportbug.conf indicates that this means "submission address -- i.e.
the email address firstname.lastname@example.org -- not a submission port
over the web.
The way I tested this without sending an actual bug report was to set Exim4
via /etc/default/exim4 to QUEUERUNNER='queueonly', restarting Exim4, and
creating a bug report. The mail then only gets queued, not sent, so it shows
up via 'mailq' and can be removed via 'exim4 -Mrm <message ID>' so that it
won't get sent when setting the QUEUERUNNER back to 'combined'.