We are using bug tracking system, as most of the software development companies. Creating an issue is quite simple. Open bug tracking system, fill some inputs, upload attachments – done. Issue is created. Sometimes issue is described with multiple attachments (screenshots). Bug tracking system allows us to embed images into description. All issues come from users in a form of email.
Pretty easy but annoying task. Especially when you want to send email using specific SMTP server, or from GMAIL using SSL or add some attachment, or send RAW emails. Solution is there – mailsend . Extremely simple command line tool for Linux, Mac OS X and even Windows ;). Compile / download binary and you can enjoy freedom of sending emails from command line.
It’s coming with experience. On the beginning you always trying to do everything by your self. No frameworks, no libraries – bare bone solutions written from the scratch. Later – you realising than your time is to expensive, and start using some libraries. After another period of time you are getting to the point, that you are willing to use as many existing solutions as it’s possible.
Really typical problem – sending and receiving emails from the apps. Of course – you can send emails using simple mail () command or using more sophisticated libraries like Swiftmailer but… if there is an option to use API, you can chose from couples: