Why is sendmail bad?

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Mon Feb 28 16:55:37 UTC 2005

--On Saturday, February 26, 2005 7:15 PM +0100 Nicolas Mailhot 
<Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net> wrote:

> 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.

I don't question the value of a full-featured MTA for an advanced user. I 
just don't see it as being a required feature for a new user.

Presumably the people installing Fedora who can't configure sendmail are 
either home users (who have a full-featured ISP to operate a real MTA) or 
business users operating behind a company MTA. AFAIK, Fedora isn't being 
pushed as an "MTA training platform", so there's no need to keep one in the 
Core product when it's tight for space. And if it's not tight for space, 
one could still use a very simple outbound-only queuing MTA for the default 
and make Postfix/Exim/Sendmail choices for advanced users.

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