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Re: Announcing Fedora 12 Alpha



On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:22:39 +0100
Peter Robinson <pbrobinson gmail com> wrote:

> >> > Jesse Keating (jkeating redhat com) said:
> >> >> This is because a select nothing install still requires a smtpd
> >> >> for cron jobs, and when no other smtpd is selected "exim" wins
> >> >> as it has the shortest name.  However due to package ordering,
> >> >> exim winds up on disc3 (since the default smtp, sendmail, is
> >> >> picked if you actually add the group).  I'm not entirely sure
> >> >> how I'm going to fix this that doesn't involve hard coding
> >> >> things for exim :/
> >> >
> >> > The best solution is to define a default, and put it in that
> >> > group. (postfix?)
> >>
> >> ssmtp is about the smallest at 50K or so.
> >
> > Note that ssmtp is NOT a replacement here.
> > It does not do local delivery. So, if you need mail to go to a local
> > user, it won't do the trick.
> 
> esmtp? I believe most desktop users don't care about local emails from
> their system and enterprise/server/power users know how to install a
> decent mail server.

If people don't care to get the local emails, perhaps a better solution
would be coming up with a way to get that information to the user
without email (rss? popup?). 

> 
> Peter
> 

kevin

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