8.04 MTA?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jul 29 13:49:31 UTC 2008

Robert Holtzman wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> A more typical desktop install, at least for Ubuntu's target users,
>> would be Evolution or Thunderbird fetching email from a remote POP or
>> IMAP server, and using the ISP's MTA.
>> It seems sensible to optimize for this case, as the procmail and
>> mutt-using folks are perfectly capable of installing their MTA of
>> preference :)
> Don't be too sure. I run fetchmail, procmail, and alpine but when I looked
> at a copy of the sendmail configuration file I had to reach for the Scotch
> bottle. What a can of worms. Maybe it's just because I haven't had any
> occasion to study it. Is postfix any easier?

Yes!  Which is why I asked the only-slightly-facetious question about 
whether there really was a distro shipping sendmail as a default.

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