[Reportbug-maint] Bug#519452: reportbug: Cannot send bug report via remote secured smtphost

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Mon Mar 23 19:35:31 UTC 2009

Hi Apelete,

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 21:58, Apelete Seketeli <apelete at seketeli.org> wrote:
> Reportbug does not ask for port to use when configuring a distant smtp host.
> Consequently reportbug fails to report bugs via Gmail's smtp, for instance.

You're correct, that question is not made, but it's enough to use
<host>:<port> when specifying smtphost (as you can see in
/usr/share/doc/reportbug/README.Users for gmail configuration).

So, do you think that explicitly clarifying it in the sentence

"Please enter the name of your SMTP host. Usually it's called
something like "mail.example.org" or "smtp.example.org". Just press
ENTER if you don't have one or don't know."

would solve the ambiguity and so it have made it clear to you what you
have had to do?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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