Getting User Email Settings

Dan Shafer revdan at
Fri Jan 28 00:47:12 EST 2005

If I thought they could do that, I'd handle it that way. Problem is, 
I'm dismayed to find that most users know very little if anything about 
how their systems work or how they're configured. On this same project, 
I posted a QuickTime movie on the Web. Five of the first seven 
customers who tried to view it couldn't. I wondered why. So I sent them 
email asking for their OS, version, Web browser, and version, and 
whether they knew if they had QuickTime installed.

You would not believe the answers I got back. Not one of them even 
named their Web browser correctly; instead, they'd tell me their ISP.

I gave up.


On Jan 27, 2005, at 8:22 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:

> Dan-
> Thursday, January 27, 2005, 4:43:38 PM, you wrote:
> DS> Yeah, revMail won't do the job here because we need to be able to 
> send
> DS> HTML mail and attachments. Shao Sean's libEmail/libSmtp combo works
> DS> great and does exactly what I need but requires the user's SMTP 
> info to
> DS> send the email.
> When I get into a situation like that I set up a Preferences panel for
> the user to plug in their smtp server address by hand. Much easier on
> the old gray cells.
> ...and it's cross-platform.
> -- 
> -Mark Wieder
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