Why is sendmail bad?

Nicolas Mailhot Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net
Sat Feb 26 18:15:09 UTC 2005

Le samedi 26 février 2005 à 09:00 -0800, Kenneth Porter a écrit :
>--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.

You can do this with one well-documented declaration in postfix
(relayhost), I suppose exim is as esay to setup.

The nice thing about a full-featured MTA with real local queues is your
mail will still pass through when your ISP decides to do a big
advertising campaign without upgrading its network first.


Nicolas Mailhot
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