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FAQ: document how to disable sending report by email.

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Bill Allombert 12 years ago
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@ -75,15 +75,17 @@ A) To send as user 'myuser', edit the function 'do_sendmail' in
su myuser -s /bin/sh -c "/usr/sbin/sendmail -oi \"$MAILTO\""
}
Q) My system is unable to send email out to the Internet. How can I
participate ?
Q) How can I prevent popularity-contest from sending reports via email?
A) Since version 1.30 of popularity-contest, it is possible to use HTTP
as the transport protocol. This is the default for new installations,
but needs to be manually enabled for old installations. To enable it,
run this commmand as root:
A) This is not recommended. Reports are sent by email only when the HTTP
submission fails, which is generally caused by a temporary lack of internet
connectivity. By contrast, reports sent by email are stored in the mail server
queue until the internet connectivity is back.
dpkg-reconfigure popularity-contest
Nevertheless, you can prevent popularity-contest from sending reports via email
by adding
MAILTO=
to /etc/popularity-contest.conf
Q) How can I specify a HTTP proxy server for the HTTP submission ?

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debian/changelog

@ -8,6 +8,8 @@ popularity-contest (1.52) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
[ Bill Allombert ]
* Allow cron.daily to run if last run was more than 7 day ago.
Patch from Vagrant Cascadian. Closes: #610876
* FAQ: document how to disable sending report by email. Thanks, Ryo Furue.
Closes: #502159
-- Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org> Sun, 20 Mar 2011 13:31:30 +0100

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