Why is sendmail bad?

Josh Boyer jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org
Sat Feb 26 17:14:27 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-02-26 at 09:00 -0800, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> --On Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:41 PM -0600 Josh Boyer 
> <jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org> wrote:
> > Eventually.  I was in a situation where I switched ISPs and didn't have
> > an email address anymore.  I hate hotmail, and didn't have access to
> > gmail yet.  So, I got a mail server running as fast as I could.  _Then_
> > I learned more about it.
> Note that that's another argument for relegating *all* the MTA's to Extras 
> and shipping a dirt-simple SMTP pass-through that does little more than 
> proxy local mail requests to the ISP or company server.

Not really.  My ISP gives me a line and an IP address.  That's it.  I
don't have access to any of their mail servers.  So I needed an MTA that
could both send and receive on it's own, and not proxy through anything.


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