Removal of postfix from base

David Mandelberg mandelbergd at
Wed Dec 22 15:03:02 CST 2004

nocturn wrote:
> I think depending on Postfix (an excellent server BTW) is bad.
> Exim is slightly better suited for this particular purpose, but no MTA
> would  be ideal.
> For the desktop, sending outbound mail will in 99.9% of the cases be
> done via an external SMTP server (eihter on site, or at an ISP)
That works fine for a computer with a 24/7 Internet connection, but on my laptop
I need the queuing of a mta. Ssmtp, nullmailer, esmtp, etc. don't provide
queues, so I'd lose mail.

If you were suggesting not having /usr/sbin/sendmail, then I think that's a
really bad idea, debconf uses sendmail to send messages that are important but
not high enough priority to be displayed.

Version: 3.1
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UB+++>++++$L++++$*-- P+>++$ L+++(++++)$ E-(---) W+++>$ N(+) o? K-
w--(---) O? M V? PS++@ PE-@ Y+@ PGP++(+++)>$ t? 5? X? R tv--(-)
b++(+++)@ DI? D? G e->++++ h* r? z*

David Mandelberg
mandelbergd at
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