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bug#26102: movemail can't connect mail server


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#26102: movemail can't connect mail server
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:20:35 +0200

> From: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
> Cc: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:15:48 -0400
> 
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> >> How about if we change Emacs so that it relies on GNU Mailutils 
> >> movemail, instead of installing its own movemail?
> >
> > I don't understand what that means in practice.  We already support
> > GNU Mailutils, and its movemail is even described in the manual.
> 
> I assume it means stop distributing our own partial movemail, and
> require people who want to use Emacs for mail in this way to install the
> superior version from GNU Mailutils. I support this proposal. I think it
> is good general practice to reduce the number of things that need to be
> maintained in Emacs.

We already find movemail from Mailutils, if installed, before we find
our own.  And our movemail requires zero maintenance.  In this
situation, removing our version means just removing features, no more,
no less.  I'm against removing features for no good reason.





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