[sylpheed:36774] Re: send emails to a local file?

Hiroyuki Yamamoto hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp
Fri Mar 29 14:45:33 JST 2019


On Thu, 28 Mar 2019 07:50:19 -0500
Ranjan Maitra <maitra at email.com> wrote:

> > 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:
> use_ext_sendmail=0
> 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.

That option is currently in:
  Common preferences - Details - External commands - Use external program for sending

The command (default: /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i) is expected to read message headers and
body from stdin. Recipients are also read from its headers.

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

Since the external command is a grobal option, the command is used by all accounts.

Hiroyuki Yamamoto <hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp>

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