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Re: /usr/sbin/sendmail specification proposal, draft 5

Daniel Quinlan wrote:
> Anyway, draft 5 is here:
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>      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.


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