[Haskell-cafe] Re: Should Yesod.Mail be a separate package?

Kevin Jardine kevinjardine at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 03:32:00 EDT 2010

Hi Michael,

Last time I checked Hackage for email libraries I could find some
basic SMTP systems but nothing very recent or robust.

Practically every web app needs to send email, so I think that a
robust and well maintained email package would be very useful.

I know you have many other projects going at the minute, but if you
had a chance to create a stand alone email package, I'd be interested
in trying it out.

I've been working on a web app engine that combines Heist from Snap
and several of the WAI packages with an object store system I've
developed myself (and will release on Hackage at some point). Email
was a missing piece and it sounds like your package could fill the gap


On Oct 17, 8:11 am, Michael Snoyman <mich... at snoyman.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I wrote a simple email module in Yesod[1] that handles such things as
> multipart messages and Base64 encoding. It's still missing some
> features (multipart/alternative, for instance), but it can be useful
> for throwing together emails. It's currently part of the yesod
> package, but I'm going to be moving it to a separate package to free
> me up to make breaking API changes more frequently.
> As of right now, I'm just going to move it into the yesod-auth package
> (also being split off from the main yesod package), and therefore it
> will still have all the dependencies on Yesod. My question is whether
> people would find this package useful outside the scope of Yesod.
> There are no dependencies from this module onto any Yesod-specific
> stuff, so this separation could easily be done. I just don't feel like
> adding another package to maintain if no one is interested.
> So if anyone wants this offered up as a separate package, and/or has
> any API suggestions, please let me know.
> Michael
> [1]http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/yesod/0.5.4/doc/html/Yeso...
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