Goal: Increased Modularity?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Wed Sep 5 14:19:57 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 11:22:28 -0600,
  Richi Plana <myfedora at richip.dhs.org> wrote:
> Besides, you said it requires an MTA. Would an effort to add the ability
> to detect the availability of /sbin/sendmail in the above-mentioned
> packages and use it if available or speak SMTP over port 25 if not be
> desirable? Packages like evolution and thunderbird do that and therefore
> don't "Require: sendmail".

Mutt isn't going to be able to use smtp. You really do want something local
to store messages in case there is a temporary problem in sending the mail
out. However, you could conceivably use mutt just to read email from a remote
imap server. That is probably not a likely use case though.

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