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Re: [Nmh-workers] File upload frustration

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] File upload frustration
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 09:22:59 -0500

>>I believe Neil really meant to say that nmh can _only_ submit a message
>>using SMTP.  Even when it's piping to sendmail, it's not using -t, it's
>>using -bs and speaking SMTP.  The workstation doesn't have to listen on
>>port 25 in that case, obviously.  This is assuming that you haven't
>>changed nmh to use -t (if you did, hey, that's fine ... I just want to
>>be sure we're talking about the same thing).
>That's not quite correct.  If you use "spost" for your postproc",
>then it will use "sendmail -t" or something similar.  But "spost" is
>certainly not the normal way of doing things.  The default is, as you
>say, to invoke "sendmail -bs" and talk smtp over stdio, or to talk
>smtp to localhost (depends on a configuration choice).

Ahh, I always forget about that.  But it would be easy to add the
functionality to add a "-f" option; that would work for sendmail
and any sendmail-compatible MTS.

>>I'm just not happy with the overloading of an existing header.
>Why a header, rather than an environment setting?

Well ... I have no real attachment to a header.  That's was more of a
suggestion.  It occurs to me that you might want to change it on a
per-message basis.  So maybe an environment variable, and a header
to override it.


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