sendbox patch, again
Aron Griffis <agriffis <at> n01se.net>
2007-12-04 23:44:40 GMT
This is a repost of my sendbox patch, trivially merged to current
mercurial. I have posted this before and it hasn't been committed,
I think mostly because it's not a feature for the masses. Nonetheless
it's a worthwhile feature, has been tested in my own heavy-use
environment for at least a year, so I'm hoping it will be
reconsidered. Frankly I'm sick of maintaining my own mutt packages on
all the machines where I work, and this patch isn't very big...
The purpose of this patch is to make it possible to send mail using
Courier IMAP's Outbox feature. I avoided calling this "outbox",
though, because that term is already used in the mutt sources.
Besides, I think sendbox is more explicit.
The Outbox feature works like this: To send mail, it's possible to
nominate a mailbox that will send mails which are saved to it. This
mailbox acts like any other mailbox otherwise, including storing the
mails that are saved there.
This is desirable for numerous reasons, but here are the most
- on a slow connection, this allows the mail to be fcc'd and sent with
the same transmission, rather than hitting the wire twice.
- sending mail from one's mailhost is nice because the mail originates
from a good server, so your From address is valid and unquestioned
- single channel of mail transferral, easier network configuration and