Re: how to make desktop app send email?

On Sat, 2004-07-17 at 01:36 +0100, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-07-17 at 01:27, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 15:27 -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 15:26, Maciej Katafiasz wrote:
> > > > 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.
> > 
> > Evolutions uses underlying sendmail. I should know. I _always_ send
> > email, even while offline.
> Evolution has an option to use sendmail.

I think it's the default. Most distributions already install an MTA that
can deliver email if you can resolve addresses.

>  It also has an option to use
> SMTP. I'd guess - and this is pure speculation - that most desktop users
> configure it to use SMTP directly, since it's easier to configure SMTP
> within evolution that to delve into sendmail [1] configuration.

Most desktop users: probably. Most GNU/Linux desktop users: unlikely.

But it's just as much speculation :)


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