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csm at redhat.com
Wed Dec 10 14:33:46 UTC 2003
Nils O. Selåsdal wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 14:57, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
>>On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 13:41, Jean-Rene Cormier wrote:
>>>I think Postfix is pretty much the best alternative since it even has a
>>>sendmail command (called the Postfix to Sendmail compatibility
>>>interface) so programs that sends mail using sendmail will still work.
>>>I'm not aware of any other MTA that can replace sendmail in this way,
>>>though I could be wrong...
>>Most MTAs have some degree of sendmail command line compatibility simply
>>because its the historic unix way of mail injection - however since its
>>also evolved and never been documented its also interesting to implement
>>Exim can be used as a drop in replacement for sendmail (including
>>handling aliases & .forwards, but the config is significantly
>>I'd look favourably on the idea of having the default default (as in
>>absolutely no questions asked on install) MTA be something that does no
>>local delivery at all, but is intended to punt everything to your
>>company or ISP smarthost
> "Exim is not designed for storing mail for dial-in hosts. When the
> volumes of such mail are large, it is better to get the messages
> ´delivered¡ into files (that is, off Exim's queue) and subsequently
> passed on to the dial-in hosts by other means."
> This makes exim a rather poor choice for a default MTA for me ;)
> imho sendmail is nice as the default MTA, making it forward to your
> ISP is rather easy..
And doing the same thing with postfix is childs play! :-)
Chuck Mead <csm at redhat.com>
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