[sylpheed:36773] Re: send emails to a local file?

Ranjan Maitra maitra at email.com
Thu Mar 28 21:50:19 JST 2019

On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 23:38:27 -0500 Ranjan Maitra <maitra at email.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I need to send e-mail through the Microsoft's Graph API (using a complicated 2FA setu): that is the only way my work will allow e-mails to be sent. At the same time, I would like to use sylpheed.
> So, I have hit a possible workaround: write python code to send e-mail (which I have successfully done) through the MS Graph API, use sylpheed to actually save to a file and then have a cron job execute the python code.
> However, I can not figure out how to have sylpheed write e-mails to a local  file, or even use an external program.
> There used to be an option as per: http://sylpheeddoc.sourceforge.net/en/manual/manual-8.html for sending e-mails via an external program.
> However, it is not clear to me that this option works anymore: my Fedora 29 sylpheed 3.7.0 installation does not have it. Is it hidden somewhere else?
> Alternatively, is it possible to send e-mails, essentially to a local file in sylpheed? Are there any other suggestions/options that someone else has?
> Many thanks and best wishes,
> Ranjan

Sorry, I had a further clarification regarding this question.

In my sylpheedrc, I have the two following options:

ext_sendmail_cmd=/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i

Perhaps they are a throwback from ancient times but I guess that the first option is for sending mail using an external program.

I have been using sylpheed for about 15 years, but I am wondering if this option in my sylpheedrc can be still made to work to send e-mail for a specific account either by writing to a local file or stream or by using an external program. I can not tell if this still works.

There is a place in the source code in prefs_common_dialog.c  with:
	PACK_FRAME_WITH_CHECK_BUTTON (vbox1, frame_extsend, checkbtn_extsend,
				      _("Use external program for sending"));

However, it is not clear what this does or how I can use it.

Also, I would like to have other accounts handle e-mail the usual way.

Any suggestions would be very appreciated!

Best wishes,

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