[ic] email-raw usertag broken for Net::SMTP FIX

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Sun May 1 23:45:24 EDT 2005

Quoting Peter (peter at pajamian.dhs.org):
> We may have to agree to disagree here, but I think there may be a better 
> approach.  Why not have send_mail take on the task of splitting the 
> entire header block instead of making the calling function or tag do it? 
>  This could save us a lot of code duplication and makes this entire 
> argument moot.

I would like to remove at least *some* code-duplication, and the
big candidates are the email and email-raw tags. The [mail] tag
never took off, and I don't think that anyone (including me) has
ever used it's form-mailing functions.

[email] and [email-raw] *are* in wide use, and those tags should
be modified and brought into the core (i.e. not UserTag).

Unfortunately there are requirements.

    1. Must support the completely brain-dead [tag mime]

    2. Must be function-compatible with the current send_mail
       function, used all over the place in custom code.

    3. Should support MIME::Lite or MIME-Tools for attachments (I have
       put the patched [email] tag in eg/survey_wizard/email.tag and
       if no one else steps in for the job will eventually put it in
       the core.)

    4. Should bring the [mail], [email], and [email-raw] tags
       together in one compact code base.

My reluctance over the years has been #1, but probably it would
be reasonable if I could ever stomach looking at it in detail. 8-)

Mike Heins
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