Exim as default MTA.

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Wed Feb 23 04:44:06 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 21:50 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 15:15 +0100, Florian La Roche wrote:
> >I think exim still has potential to become our future default MTA.


Here we go again.

> I agree. We really shouldn't be inflicting sendmail on newcomers as the
> default MTA. That's a far better candidate for going to Extras, for
> those who really want it because they've already suffered the brain
> damage its configuration inflicts.
> Exim would be a far better default, because it's far easier to configure
> and far better documented.

Far easier/better than what? Sendmail? Postfix?

I agree that Sendmail is harder to configure than pretty much any other
MTA, but as for the documentation part, it's actually pretty damn well
documented. To say that Sendmail lacks documentation just shows
ignorance on the subject and makes your whole position much weaker in
the debate.

Now, i still don't see any rational motive to inflict Exim upon users
when Postfix is comparable, if not better, on all accounts _and_ has
been already included for quite a while with Fedora / Red Hat and the
users are just getting used to it by now.
In fact, many Fedora users that i know switch to Postfix immediately
after installing the OS.

Please leave the partisan propaganda aside and start thinking

Florin Andrei


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