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bug#34177: smtpmail.el aborts on transient errors

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#34177: smtpmail.el aborts on transient errors
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 21:42:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> IMO, this should at least say in the echo area that it's retrying,
> probably with the number of retries.

Yup.  And perhaps there should be a `(sleep-for 1)' in there...

> Bonus points for doing that from a separate thread or a timer.
> smtpmail locks up Emacs too much already, when the network is busy.

Yeah, it'd be very, very nice if the entire thing was asynchronous.  I
vaguely remember somebody talking about trying to make the entire thing
run from a separate thread (in Emacs versions with support for that)?

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