Re: Gnome-Bugs and SMTP

Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> > I was interested in writing a program (through glade) that would replace
> > the gnome-bugs script and actually be a Graphical Gnome Bugs Interface.
> > Anyway, I think the actual making of the GUI is the easy part. The
> > difficult part is: How do I send the data off to
> Wow!  This is something that has been on my head for some time, I am
> glad you decided to work on this.
> > I have not been able to find some sort of SMTP library out there on the
> > internet. Is there anything somebody can point me to.
> I do not know of any SMTP library, but I suggest that you just use the
> system's sendmail program to send the mail.
> There are many reasons: but I think the most important is that if you
> use sendmail, and you are disconnected from the network, the message
> will still be queued for delivery when the machine connecst to the
> network.
> Also, various sites might have special firewalls and mail hubs for
> mail delivery, so it is better to go that way.
> If you want to see a routine that can send mail from a GNOME
> application, look in gnome-pim/gncal/gnome-cal.c, check the
> "mail_notify" function.
> Miguel.
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I think that using sendmail should only be an option.  I, for example, can't
use sendmail on my system to send remote messages.  The only way I can get
messages out is with programs that interact directly with the SMTP server,
since my ISP seems to hate sendmail, and they refuse to help me solve the
situation.  (stupid Windows NT based ISPs...)

Sean Middleditch

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