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Re: Sendmail still default?



Denis Leroy wrote:
Les Mikesell wrote:
It can be configured to do just about anything.

The sendmail configuration file is arguably one of the most complex and obfuscated configuration format ever designed in the history of computer science. :-)

Yes, it was designed back in the days of wooden computers and iron programmers - with a prime concern being the runtime processing needed to interpret the configuration. But these days all of the m4 templates anyone might ever need have already been written, so everyone just uncomments or tweaks a few lines in sendmail.mc for options and the default already does the right thing for most people. Or, for complex scenarios you can drop in MimeDefang as a milter and do most of the control steps with perl snippets.

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  Les Mikesell
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