Exim as default MTA.

Arjan van de Ven arjan at infradead.org
Tue Feb 22 22:17:57 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 17:00 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:50:46PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > Exim would be a far better default, because it's far easier to configure
> > and far better documented. In FC4 it ships with TLS enabled by default,
> > and SMTP AUTH support present but commented out in the specfile. It also
> I must disagree. If the user has to know what the mail system is you've
> already failed the main usability test for "the general user". If they know
> what they are doing then they probably have an opinion already and a preferred
> app, and can also work yum/up2date.

there also is the angle of security history. Ok no mail system is
perfect there.

I still rather install ssmtp or similar on all boxes by default unless
the admin explicitly asked for a mail *server* not just a mail
sender ... Esp since a simple mail sender ought to be easy to configure
"Enter the email server as your ISP told you to use below" and vroom
smarthost done...

from a security pov that ought to be a lot nicer.

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