[wp-hackers] Switching to Swift Mailer?

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com
Fri Sep 14 18:57:47 GMT 2007

I guess the PHP4 vs 5 debate is for another thread... ;-)

I reluctantly agree on the basis of PHP4 support. If WP is committed to 
being PHP4 compatible, switching to Swift Mailer would be a bad move.

Cheers - Callum.

Peter Westwood wrote:
> For me the things that turn me off SwiftMailer over PHPMailer are from 
> a quick look at it:
> 1. The number of files - this increases the chance of someone breaking 
> there install with a dodgy ftp transfer.
> 2. PHP4 support is being dropped so by next year we will be in the 
> same place we are now - supporting the mailer ourselves
> 3. SwiftMailer is designed for mass-mailing PHP applications - not 
> something required in the core
> 4. SwiftMailer requires configuring with an smtp server - it doesn't 
> use mail() which means we have to add more options to the admin which 
> must be configured - giving a slower install (mail is sent during 
> install)
> For me, especially once you take 2 into account, we are better staying 
> with PHPMailer now - if we can make that work better than mail() for 
> 90% of our users then we will be in the right place - the last 10% 
> will realistically be difficult to support and better suited to a 
> wp_mail replacement plugin.
> westi

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