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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: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:31:53 +0200

> From: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:03:18 -0400
> Cc: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>, Paul Eggert <address@hidden>, 
> address@hidden, 
>       address@hidden
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Currently we release Emacs with a movemail implementation lacking the
> usual features. This may confuse users, like the OP.
> Is avoiding this confusion a good enough reason?

That confusion wouldn't be solved by removing our movemail, because 3
out of 4 problems in OP's command will also fail the version from
Mailutils, and the 4th is taken care of by Rmail, which converts the
pop:// "URL" to the "po:" form when it invokes movemail.





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