System mail (Fedora 20)

Suvayu Ali fatkasuvayu+linux at
Tue Dec 17 19:05:53 UTC 2013


I have a question.

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:02:30AM -0500, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
> == No Default Sendmail, Syslog ==
> In the interests of paring down services that are generally not used
> on desktop systems, Fedora 20 removes and replaces some services that
> many users find unnecessary from the Live Desktop DVD. They will
> remain available as installable packages for users who might need
> them.
> The systemd journal now takes the place as the default logging
> solution for minimal and other selected installation methods, such as
> the Live Desktop DVD, having been tested and able to manage persistent
> logging in place of syslog.
> Also, Sendmail will no longer be installed by default, as most Fedora
> installs have no need of a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA).

Does this mean there won't be any system mail (e.g. mail from root, cron
jobs, etc)?  I have never really used sendmail, but I always thought
system mail was handled by the default MTA; hence my question.



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