On Sun, 7 Nov 2010, Sven Schreiber wrote:
Am 07.11.2010 17:07, schrieb Allin Cottrell:
> Gretl doesn't implement a mail program from scratch; it just
> provides a "convenience" interface to the system mailer. This is
> quite common in software that deals with data that users might
> want to share -- for example, gnumeric has a "Send to" feature
> (along with several Microsoft programs).
Hm, for example what about IMAP mail accounts instead of SMTP, encrypted
Yes, fair enough, if you don't have access to an SMTP server than
gretl's mailer (on platforms other than MS Windows, where we use
MAPI) won't work.
Don't know right now about MS Office (you're not talking
the Outlook integration I guess, that's a different story...),
but I notice that OpenOffice has email menu entries which
however just open up a mail message window (of Thunderbird, my
email program) with the document already attached. With SMTP
settings etc. gretl obviously does it differently (tries to be
I see that OpenOffice.org
works OK in this respect (if the
background stuff is set up correctly). But I also cited gnumeric
as a case of a program offering "Send to" functionality, and on
checking I see that it's broken if your default mail program is
Thunderbird: it pops up a compose window OK, but with no
attachment. Thunderbird doesn't accept an "attachment" field in a
"mailto" URI for security reasons, though you can get T'bird to
cooperate if you use its "-compose" option (gnumeric doesn't).
So, gretl "tries to be smarter" -- yes, it does!