Improving Mail To List/submission vectors (was: Re: PLEASE use MIMEAtttachments! (was: Re: [FIX] Comments for Set...))

Bijan Parsia bparsia at
Tue Apr 30 17:13:32 UTC 2002

On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Doug Way wrote:

> Bijan Parsia wrote:
> > Ah, here's my [ENH] (sorry, not a goodie):
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Yay sqfixes!
> > 
> > It may not entirely work as is as it prolly uses older preference
> > structure.
> >
> > Note it didn't do *quite* what you asked, as it avoids Celeste altogether.
> Actually, this changeset has already been incorporated into the main
> release (sometime during 3.1), with some minor changes.

D'oh! Wow, wipe the egg off *my* face.

> If you don't have anything with Celeste configured, and you try to
> "mail to list", it prompts you to enter a temporary email address and
> SMTP server, so you don't have to mess with Celeste if you don't want
> to.

Ah. This is what was meant by mysterious change! Yes, I was finding this
behavior *quite* perplexing!

Hmm. Note that in my [ENH] this was an explicit preference which, imho, is
a little nicer/safer.

Well, anyhoo! I'm willing to improve this a bit along the lines people
have been suggesting, and maybe add some warnings/documentation. Then I
can harvest it :)

> The sender's full name feature was originally incorporated too, but
> then it was removed because it caused some sort of problem with some
> SMTP servers, I'm not sure why.


Bijan Parsia.

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