Issue 64437 - Mail merge e-mail less strict in SMTP
Summary: Mail merge e-mail less strict in SMTP
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: printing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Minor (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-04-17 20:38 UTC by cbn
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-beta
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Description cbn 2006-04-17 20:38:32 UTC
The Mail Merge wizard has an option to send e-mail as the "output" from 
printing. The e-mails are sent using the SMTP settings in 'Tools -> Options -> 
Open Office.org Writer -> Mail Merge E-mail'. 

Using the functionality to send messages is not possible when you use your ISP 
SMTP server. This produces an error message with the information that the e-
mail address you stated in the settings is not allowed or something like that. 
The exact error message cannot be stated here (refer to issue 64436, 
http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=64436), but it was shown the 
first time I tried to use Mail Merger to send e-mails.

For a normal user like me, then I'd not be using a local SMTP server to send 
the e-mail. I will be using the SMTP server my ISP is putting at my disposal. 
Thus the authentication etc. should be made by him - and not built-in to the 
core of the Mail Merge functionality. Alternative, it should be possible to 
state a setting saying 'by-pass local security check'.

I understand the purpose, but to the use that a normal user will have (like 
me - managing multiple sport clubs and ad-hoc e-mailing), then the current 
implementation is not good enough. And the current state is that I have to 
stick with MS Office to do the job for me.
Comment 1 cbn 2006-04-17 20:41:35 UTC
Thinking about the issue, then Mail Merger works differently from OO in this 
area. When you mail from the application using 'File -> Send...' then you are 
being asked which e-mail profile to use. 

This will be a simple solution to the issue raised here - either use a profile 
on the local machine - or use the SMTP settings.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-04-18 10:35:38 UTC
Reassigned to HI.
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-13 17:21:07 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m14(Build:9760)  -  Rev. 1573601
2014-03-03 17:47:48 (Mo, 03 Mrz 2014)
Win 7
Comment 4 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:45:23 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "issues@openoffice.apache.org".