Commit 60a97d23 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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;;; mailclient.el --- mail sending via system's mail client. -*- byte-compile-dynamic: t -*-
;; Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation
;; Author: David Reitter <>
;; Keywords: mail
;; This file is part of GNU Emacs.
;; GNU Emacs is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;; the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
;; any later version.
;; GNU Emacs is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;; GNU General Public License for more details.
;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
;; along with GNU Emacs; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the
;; Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
;; Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
;;; Commentary:
;; This package allows to hand over a buffer to be sent off
;; via the system's designated e-mail client.
;; Note that the e-mail client will display the contents of the buffer
;; again for editing.
;; The e-mail client is taken to be whoever handles a mailto: URL
;; via `browse-url'.
;; Mailto: URLs are composed according to RFC2368.
;; MIME bodies are not supported - we rather expect the mail client
;; to encode the body and add, for example, a digital signature.
;; The mailto URL RFC calls for "short text messages that are
;; actually the content of automatic processing."
;; So mailclient.el is ideal for situations where an e-mail is
;; generated automatically, and the user can edit it in the
;; mail client (e.g. bug-reports).
;; To activate:
;; (setq send-mail-function 'mailclient-send-it) ; if you use `mail'
;;; Code:
(require 'sendmail) ;; for mail-sendmail-undelimit-header
(require 'mail-utils) ;; for mail-fetch-field
(defcustom mailclient-place-body-on-clipboard-flag
(fboundp 'w32-set-clipboard-data)
"If non-nil, put the e-mail body on the clipboard in mailclient.
This is useful on systems where only short mailto:// URLs are
supported. Defaults to non-nil on Windows, nil otherwise."
:type 'boolean
:group 'mail)
(defun mailclient-encode-string-as-url (string)
"Convert STRING to a URL, using utf-8 as encoding."
(apply (function concat)
(lambda (char)
((eq char ?\x20) "%20") ;; space
((eq char ?\n) "%0D%0A") ;; newline
((string-match "[-a-zA-Z0-9_:/.@]" (char-to-string char))
(char-to-string char)) ;; printable
(t ;; everything else
(format "%%%02x" char)))) ;; escape
;; Convert string to list of chars
(append (encode-coding-string string 'utf-8)))))
(defvar mailclient-delim-static "?")
(defun mailclient-url-delim ()
(let ((current mailclient-delim-static))
(setq mailclient-delim-static "&")
(defun mailclient-gather-addresses (str &optional drop-first-name)
(let ((field (mail-fetch-field str nil t)))
(if field
(let ((first t)
(result ""))
(lambda (recp)
(setq result
(if (and drop-first-name
(concat (mailclient-url-delim) str "="))
(setq first nil))
(mail-strip-quoted-names field) "\, *"))
(defun mailclient-send-it ()
"Pass current buffer on to the system's mail client.
Suitable value for `send-mail-function'.
The mail client is taken to be the handler of mailto URLs."
(require 'mail-utils)
(let ((case-fold-search nil)
(mailbuf (current-buffer)))
(insert-buffer-substring mailbuf)
;; Move to header delimiter
(setq delimline (point-marker))
(if mail-aliases
(expand-mail-aliases (point-min) delimline))
(goto-char (point-min))
;; ignore any blank lines in the header
(while (and (re-search-forward "\n\n\n*" delimline t)
(< (point) delimline))
(replace-match "\n"))
(let ((case-fold-search t))
;; initialize limiter
(setq mailclient-delim-static "?")
;; construct and call up mailto URL
(narrow-to-region (point-min) delimline)
;; some of the headers according to RFC822
(mailclient-gather-addresses "To"
(mailclient-gather-addresses "cc" )
(mailclient-gather-addresses "bcc" )
(mailclient-gather-addresses "Resent-To" )
(mailclient-gather-addresses "Resent-cc" )
(mailclient-gather-addresses "Resent-bcc" )
(mailclient-gather-addresses "Reply-To" )
;; The From field is not honored for now: it's
;; not necessarily configured. The mail client
;; knows the user's address(es)
;; (mailclient-gather-addresses "From" )
;; subject line
(let ((subj (mail-fetch-field "Subject" nil t)))
(widen) ;; so we can read the body later on
(if subj ;; if non-blank
;; the mail client will deal with
;; warning the user etc.
(concat (mailclient-url-delim) "subject="
(mailclient-encode-string-as-url subj))
;; body
(mailclient-url-delim) "body="
(if mailclient-place-body-on-clipboard-flag
(+ 1 delimline) (point-max))
"*** E-Mail body has been placed on clipboard, "
"please paste them here! ***"))
;; else
(buffer-substring (+ 1 delimline) (point-max))))))))))))
(provide 'mailclient)
;;; mailclient.el ends here
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