FQDN Misery Re: To: Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail? & amavisd-new Install

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Nov 12 01:43:51 UTC 2007

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

> --- Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:

>> Ubuntu specifically leaves them out because they
>> don't believe you need
>> them.  I happen to think they're probably right.
> Definately don't agree here. Ubuntu provides postfix by default

No they don't.  Postfix is chosen _if_ you install something that asks for
an MTA, but it is _not_ part of a standard desktop install

> (IMHO, the wrong default. I did have root 
> mail with exim4 under Debian and no I'm not going back
> to Debian). 

As one who has configured both Exim and postfix (and doesn't currently use
either), again I agree with Ubuntu - postfix is simpler and just as robust.

> Ubuntu also stands for ease of use and 
> setup; not quite so in this case ITHOO no longer a
> newbie but still a novice.

Sorry, but I don't agree.  I keep telling you it's a simple config problem,
and you keep going off on tangents.  btw, Exim does it exactly the same
way - you tell it what are local domains and what are remote.

Come to think of it, it may even be that odd doubly defined "ubuntu"
in /etc/hosts. may well be considered local by default, but the
other address can't be.

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