Issue 1688 drop MAPI support

Title drop MAPI support
Priority feature Status
Milestone Resolved in
Superseder nice installer for Windows
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Nosy List briansmith, dmitry.kurochkin, eivuokko, jaredj, kirby, kowey, tux_rocker, wglozer
Assigned To
Topics Windows

Created on 2009-11-15.10:00:26 by kowey, last changed 2020-07-31.20:17:04 by bf.

msg9295 (view) Author: kowey Date: 2009-11-15.10:00:17
Justification: it's somewhat broken; Microsoft are deprecating MAPI and we just
don't have the manpower to get this right.

The right answer (if I understand correctly) is to have a nice official
installer for Windows that ships with something like msmtp (and which helps you
to set it up).

So we are waiting for the installer, see superseder
msg11089 (view) Author: briansmith Date: 2010-05-18.19:03:29
1. There are different flavors of MAPI and only "Simple MAPI" was 

2. Not all Windows users have access to an SMTP server. In particular, 
if they use Outlook+Exchange then it is highly likely that either the 
SMTP support is disabled and/or the SMTP ports blocked and/or the user 
doesn't know the SMTP settings that work.

When I have time, I will install Outlook 2010 RTM and test out darcs 
send with it. When I tried Outlook 2010 beta, for some reason it didn't 
work, but it seemed like the failure was inside Outlook, not in the 
darcs-Outlook integration.
msg11095 (view) Author: kowey Date: 2010-05-20.15:49:58
Thanks for the input, Brian.  You may be interested in issue921 as well.

[Salvatore, does this change things?]
msg11470 (view) Author: tux_rocker Date: 2010-06-18.06:14:52
This is not likely nor required to be done for 2.5.
Date User Action Args
2009-11-15 10:00:26koweycreate
2010-05-18 19:03:30briansmithsetnosy: + briansmith
messages: + msg11089
2010-05-20 15:48:41koweysetnosy: - darcs-devel
2010-05-20 15:49:59koweysetmessages: + msg11095
2010-06-15 20:52:03adminsetmilestone: 2.5.0
2010-06-15 20:59:31adminsettopic: - Target-2.5
2010-06-18 06:14:53tux_rockersetnosy: + tux_rocker
messages: + msg11470
milestone: 2.5.0 -> 2.8.0
2020-07-31 20:16:30bfsetstatus: waiting-for -> wont-fix
milestone: 2.8.0 ->
2020-07-31 20:17:04bfsetstatus: wont-fix ->