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  • Normally, I'm totally opposed to a "phone_home" attempt hidden in a module, but this is for sendmail and it's in a test file.

    Moreover, the author has this disclaimer:

    # unattended Mail::Sendmail test, sends a message to the author
    # but you probably want to change $mail{To} below
    # to send the message to yourself.

    So this one doesn't bother me so much, as it seems well-intended as part of a test instead of being something for tracking purposes.

    There's probably a clever ways to test without actually need

    • The disclaimer doesn't matter much when you're running cpanplus and you see it scroll past and there's nothing you can do about it. Also, I'm sure there are plenty of folks who can think of reasons why they don't want email automatically sent, whether they saw a warning message flash by or not.

      And yes,someone (possibly me since I'm grumbling) should offer a patch. At the very least, something which prompts the person "do you really want to send an email?"