Sendmail and security

Chris racerx at
Sun Jan 22 14:45:01 UTC 2006

Anne Wilson wrote:
> A user of another distro has remarked that I should uninstall sendmail.  
> <quote> Sendmail simply has too many security issues to leave it on any 
> machine. </quote>
> Surely a box kept up to date would not have those security issues.  Am I 
> missing something?
> Anne

That person who said that about Sendmail - He's nothing more then a

While it is true that at one point in time Sendmail was riddle with
issues, that time has long since past.

Tell your "source" he really needs to either run Sendmail or catchup on
some reading instead of relaying what he/she has heard from years past.

Best regards,

Never wrestle with a pig; you both get dirty, and the pig
likes it!

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