Re: /usr/sbin/sendmail specification proposal, draft 5
Daniel Quinlan wrote:
> Anyway, draft 5 is here:
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> SENDING ELECTRONIC MAIL
> To deliver electronic mail (email), applications shall use either
> the interface provided by /usr/sbin/sendmail (described here) or
> the SMTP protocol (RFC 821 using a TCP connection on port 25 to
> either the local host or a remote host).
Using a remote host, as well as using a nonstandard port and SMTP over
SSL, require application-specific configuration and is thus beyond the
scope of the standard. We could make a specification, but personally I
think it's a bad idea -- it would mean inventing a new interface which
no app currently supports.