F20 - Unintended consequences of no default MTA - How best to fix

Suvayu Ali fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 02:14:34 UTC 2013

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 08:06:37PM -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I can see why the securities boundary issue means that a secure process with
> elevated privledges has to do the writing to /var/mail, and mailx does not
> run as such.  Thus we need a real MTA for this purpose and choose sendmail
> or postfix.

All that is fine, and I follow the reasoning.  But saying mailx cannot
do the job is contradictory to Frank's experience in the original
thread.  I would like to know what is the bit that makes Frank's setup
work so that I can replicate it on my less powerful machines.


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