drop default MTA for Fedora 15

Adam Huffman adam.huffman at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 19:27:04 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 5:47 PM, pbrobinson at gmail.com
<pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Till Maas <opensource at till.name> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 03:43:36PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>>> The problem with delivering this to a user's mailbox via an MTA is that
>>> in the typical case it doesn't result in the user noticing anything
>>> until they've logged in as root and find out that the "you have new
>>> mail" message actually means "Your RAID is fucked" and not just "Here's
>> In the typical case users do not use RAID.  And how does this change
>> with the new not MTA feauture? And in case a RAID is used, how is the
>> user notified when the RAID is broken?
> How are they notified now? By default the local mta delivers
> everything to root because there's no way to know what user is going
> to exisit. How many people check the local root users mail. So for
> desktop it should be a notification to the screen, for a server it
> would need to be configured anyway for smart relay hosts and real
> users to send it to. So its currently broken as it standard. This
> change is not going to make that any better or worse.

Not really related to the original discussion, but perhaps firstboot
could be amended to add an alias when the first user is created such
that they receive root's mail?

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