Re: how to make desktop app send email?

On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 15:26, Maciej Katafiasz wrote:

> Win32 has something called MAPI for that I think, to which apparently
> all mail clients comply. This is however all of my knowledge of this
> thing. It'd be probably useful to look it up, and propose spec on FDO.

Right.  Although the API on UNIX needs to have pluggable backends for
legacy clients that people seem to use for whatever reasons they do.

> > Would be pretty useful, I think.
> Certainly, it's pretty ashaming that UNIX still hasn't obvious way to
> send stupid email, despite pioneering it some 30 years ago.

It does - sendmail.  The problem is that modern clients don't use
sendmail to send mail, they all use their own built-in SMTP client code.

> Cheers,
> Maciej
Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.

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