None of the Above (was Re: Sendmail still default?)

Bill Nottingham notting at
Mon Oct 20 19:24:14 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell (lesmikesell at said: 
>> Once you're beyond the typical desktop use case, then yes, an MTA  
>> probably makes sense. But that's not an argument for an MTA in the  
>> default desktop install.
> OK, if you really are so elitist that you think typical users can't  
> figure out how to use standard programs, consider the case where you  
> install the software for one of your incapable friends or family members  
> and you'd like those impending failure warnings to come to you since the  
> user won't understand them anyway.

Then you, the *administrator* of that machine (because, truly, that's
your role) can configure it to do so. It doesn't mean it should do so
out of the box.


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