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Re: lynx-dev Lynx - Sound, Mail and Fury!

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx - Sound, Mail and Fury!
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 16:35:55 -0700 (MST)

In a recent note, Mike Castle said:

> Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:25:43 -0800
> Lynx uses sendmail on Unix style systems as well.  To the best of my
> knowledge (and a quick look at the code), Lynx, rightfully, always uses an
> MTA to send mail.  It never handles the SMTP protocol directly.
I guess, mostly "rightfully".  One could make some argument that
the SMTP protocol is better documented and thus more portable than
the API to any particular MTA; therefore preferable.

Regardless, I use sendmail in code I write, rather than trying to
talk to port 25.

-- gil

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