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#55 More flexible vacation module regarding mailsever definition

Vacation (11)

The currently used Mail::sendmail module is very limited regarding the configuration of SMTP server data. You can't define:
- SMTP port
- SMTP username
- SMTP password
- SMTP authentication

I am using Postfix as my MTA and using virtual vacation is a no-go for me since I do sender mismatch checking and with the currently used Mail::sendmail in virtual vacation I can use virtual vacation on my setup.

I would like to replace the Mail::sendmail module with Mail::Sender which is offering much more flexibility then Mail::sendmail. Should I send a patch to virtual vacation v4 using Mail::Sender for sending mails? Is the above mentioned functionality useful for other people? How high are the chances to get such a patch merged into Postfix.Admin?


  • GingerDog

    GingerDog - 2009-06-27

    Hi, yes I'm more than happy to see a patch, and would almost certainly merge it


  • Stevan Bajic

    Stevan Bajic - 2009-06-27

    Hallo David

    Here a very quick shot of a patch. From my viewpoint many things could be made better. The whole enconding part could be made less depended on external modules since Mail::Sender has them built in. I will anyway post the patch but work later on it to make it more flexible.

    Kind Regards from Switzerland


  • GingerDog

    GingerDog - 2009-06-27

    Cool. Thanks for the quick reply. I'm no perl pro, so I'm sure much could be improved. I hadn't heard of mail::sender before either. Keep the patches coming, will try and read/merge this evening

  • Charles

    Charles - 2009-06-27

    Can't you just override the sender_mismatch restriction for the vacation service? Or maybe you can't do that with pipes?

    Anyway, this sounds good... thanks for the contrib, Steve!

  • GingerDog

    GingerDog - 2009-06-29

    merged into trunk;

  • Christian Boltz

    Christian Boltz - 2013-12-15
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • Group: --> SVN (please specify revision!)
  • Christian Boltz

    Christian Boltz - 2013-12-15

    finally closing - as the previous comment says, this was merged into SVN trunk looooong time ago ;-)


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