Postfix as the default MTA?

Soren Hansen soren at
Thu Sep 20 13:08:04 BST 2007

On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 08:32:16AM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > So, the question here is: Does anyone have any objections to
> > a) our preferring postfix over exim4?
> I generally prefer postfix, too, it's much easier to configure. But if
> someone does not already have a MTA installed, then he probably does
> not care too much either, and it does not make much of a difference
> which MTA he ends up with.

The use case I was imagining was two users trying to help each other
out with each other's MTA's and becoming really confused because they
didn't have any of the same configuration files only because they
installed some packages in a different order. They probably don't even
know that there are several applications that accomplish this same
thing. Also, if you're explaining how to fix a common problem on the
wiki, it's also easier if you can be reasonably sure that everyone uses
that same MTA (unless they've explicitly chosen a different one in which
case they probably know how to configure that one).  In the real world,
it might not be much of an issue in the real world, though. :)

Soren Hansen
Ubuntu Server Team
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