[MlMt] Stop bugging me about smtp server being down ?

Bill Cole 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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