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https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/155693/sending-mail-by-host-is-true

I'll grant you that the grammar isn't perfect, but the question speaks to a real programming (or programmer's) problem.

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2010/04/so-youd-like-to-send-some-email-through-code.html

Often, businesses are reluctant to spend money to outsource their email operations; and so, they task one of their programmers to reduce their spam volume.

  • you have been here long enough to know that if its something on this site is publicized its closed for good measure – Ryathal Jul 5 '12 at 12:14
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    I find it a bit annoying that the question in question made it to Meta, got 2 re-open votes, still no one bothered to edit it and fix at least the obvious grammar mistakes... Not a stab at you personally Jim, a lot of other people visited the question. Anyways, in general please edit before bringing a question up on Meta, more chances re-opening if it's at its best shape possible. – yannis Jul 5 '12 at 13:27
  • @YannisRizos: Yep. That's fair. – Jim G. Jul 5 '12 at 13:29
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    So would the fact that Jeff Atwood blogged about Lorem Ipsum, community building, holiday gifts, and parenting make those things on-topic too? – user8 Jul 5 '12 at 18:42
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I closed it because:

  1. It's not at all clear what the OP is asking.

  2. What I thought it was asking was more of a business question "Do I need an e-mail marketing service?" which is off topic for this site.

If it was asking about how to design a system then it would be on topic, but at the moment - as the question currently stands - it's not a good fit at all for the site.

  • +1: Fair enough. FYI: I didn't write the question. – Jim G. Jul 5 '12 at 11:36
  • @JimG. - sorry about the incorrect attribution. – ChrisF Jul 5 '12 at 11:37

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