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Re: fakemail.exe and emacs 21.1

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: fakemail.exe and emacs 21.1
Date: 23 Oct 2001 18:33:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) writes:

> Jason removed fakemail.exe from the installed programs a few days before 
> the release.  But he did that because fakemail is a no-op on Windows, so 
> users who have misconfigured mail setup, which caused Emacs to fall back 
> on fakemail, can have their mail silently go to the big void.  That is 
> not nice, to say the least.
> So what _I_ would like to understand in this case is how come fakemail 
> was at all necessary?

The biggest problem with having fakemail.exe installed on Windows was
that the *default* mail setup fell back to it (since it only checked
for sendmail in a few known locations before falling back).

I think we need to make smtpmail the default fallback rather than
fakemail, but there was not time to do that when I discovered this
problem just over a week ago.

Jason Rumney

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