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Re^3: Reinventing the wheel

by DrHyde (Prior)
on Nov 03, 2011 at 10:28 UTC ( #935625=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Reinventing the wheel
in thread Reinventing the wheel

To be fair, you *are* crazy if you want to write your own MTA, but only because there are so many weird requirements and buggy implementations that you'll have to be compatible with.

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Re^4: Reinventing the wheel
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 03, 2011 at 17:20 UTC

    That's half the problem. The other half of the problem is that if anyone else uses your MTA, you've likely multiplied the weird requirements and buggy implementations existing in the world.


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[stevieb]: that way, it's still "hard coded" into the exe at least, despite not being visible via Properties
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