[Haskell-cafe] Sending email

David Escobar davidescobar at ieee.org
Tue Apr 19 01:16:27 UTC 2016

Thanks, that makes sense. Out of curiosity, which one do you use with

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Donn Cave <donn at avvanta.com> wrote:

> quoth David Escobar <davidescobar1976 at gmail.com>
> > No explicit mention is made anywhere in the documentation about TLS or
> even
> > SSL, so perhaps not? Some libraries I've come across specifically mention
> > that they don't support TLS or SSL. Being relatively new to this part of
> > Haskell, what is the most standard library the community uses for email
> > that supports modern protocols such as those used by GMail? Thanks.
> I'm not going to guess what the community is up to, but it seems
> to me like the least novel way to get there would be an SSL connection
> to port 465, using HsOpenSSL, and use the library you were already using
> for SMTP.
> I do that, essentially, though with home rolled stuff for various
> not very interesting reasons.  So I haven't tried these two packages,
> but I can assure you that the principle works with gmail.
> If your SMTP package won't accept some kind of generic I/O channel
> and insists on making and using its own socket connection, then
> you'll need something else.  Ideally, it would provide pure functions
> for SMTP parsing and protocol interpretation, and you could do the
> I/O stuff yourself via whatever channel you wish, but that pure/io
> structural division seems surprisingly rare among Haskell network
> application packages.
>         Donn
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