[MlMt] Stop bugging me about smtp server being down ?
mmlist-20120120 at billmail.scconsult.com
Fri Dec 4 09:46:29 EST 2015
On 4 Dec 2015, at 7:18, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:
> On 4 Dec 2015, at 8:21, Max Rydahl Andersen wrote:
>> Normally mailmate just put the mail into its outbound queue when i'm
>> offline (off vpn)
>> but from time to time it shows up an error dialog.
>> Is there a way I can get mailmate to stop showing a "smtp server"
>> error dialog when my VPN is not up
>> and just keep it in the outbound queue ?
> I'm afraid not. What you need is some way to take SMTP offline like it
> can be done for IMAP accounts or, maybe better, make SMTP quietly
> retry (like IMAP). I'll give it some thought.
One of the few cases where an Apple Mail architectural choice was
uncommonly wise is loose binding between discrete SMTP/submission
servers and POP/IMAP accounts. Outbound mail servers are properly
independent of IMAP accounts, rather than appendages of them. That
principle may be a useful starting point for thought.
[long mail admin's screed on how everyone should be required to learn
counter-intuitive technical email arcana that doesn't actually matter to
most people elided...]
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