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Re: Default MTA for Fedora 7

Jesse Keating wrote:
On Tuesday 06 February 2007 15:48, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
Precisely. So let's make sure that whatever is put on the media, is
something that we can somehow justify as our default packages for
whatever. I don't care about which mailer is chosen as default, but I'm
not too fond of the: "package XXX is the default choice for function
YYY, because it won the *sort* contest". If we are going to include an
MTA on the media at all - and install should of course be possible
without network connectivity - we should be in charge of which mailer
goes there. It should not be left to chance.

I really really don't want to make that decision, because no matter _what_ decision I make, people with pitchforks are going to come after me. So I'm perfectly happy to make _no_ decision and let the tool sort it out.

I think that's too easy and I'm slightly concerned with how many changes of *default* MTA's we'll see over time this way. Lets pick one so that even though we may not be perfectly happy with the choice, we'll know what we can expect to see there. I'm a postfix guy, but a lot of the exim dudes here have made me curious, so i'll be experimenting with exim soon. I've run sendmail some years back, but not lately. Either way, I vote that we choose this component, rather than leaving it to the sort routine.

The obvious and easy choice is: sendmail (this is what we've had for as long as I can remember)

As I see it, the battle of the "newcomers" is between Exim and Postfix.
I won't choose between these, either one is fine by me. (count of hands?)

Perhaps the best choice: a super-slim (local-only?) sendmail compatible thingy which shall remain nameless for now (since I don't know any). This would be perfect for machines that is not going to be hosting e-mail services, but where sending email is required. This makes most sense to me. Is there a candidate for this perhaps?!?


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