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Re: Announcing Fedora 12 Alpha

Once upon a time, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> said:
> Anyway a feature proposal has been made at
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NoMTA

"Delete and ignore the messages" seems like a bad idea; typically, only
error messages come from cron jobs, so dropping the output is bad.
Ignoring errors is a recipie for later problems.

Also, there are more things in the base install that use mail (although
they may not be currently requiring it).  For example, mdmonitor and
smartd both email error messages to root.

If you don't want email to root, a better solution would be to set up
something else to store such messages somewhere.  Then there should be a
desktop applet that can display the messages to the desktop user (or
possibly only an admin user).

mdmonitor and smartd can easily be changed, since they can be configured
with a program instead of an email address.  I don't know about cron.

Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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