On Sat, 6 Aug 2016, Eric Wong wrote:

> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> > Somebody mentioned "configuring it is hard--why does the user have
> > to know SMTP subtleties", and that may be a valid complaint against
> > the primary part of send-email.  The solution for that is not to
> > discard it with bathwater, but make it just as easy as other MSAs,
> > say, Thunderbird, to configure for an average user who can configure
> > these other MUAs.
> Sadly, the average user does not use an MUA, SMTP or IMAP, anymore.
> It's all webmail or apps using proprietary protocols.
> Embrace, extend, extinguish :<

I think you both got it wrong. The original citizens were the mail clients
that allowed you to communicate with other human beings. Webmail is just a
new generation of the same commodity. It is our usage to transport
machine-readable content (and not as an attachment!) that is the intruder.

It's not making things better if we require users to use a second mail
client for sending out patches, and, oh, it does nothing to help with
reintegrating patches back into Git, were they had been before taking that
perilous and lossy journey through that medium called email.

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