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- To: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Sendmail?
- From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed_(_at_)_reedmedia_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 14:50:15 -0700 (PDT)
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Jeff Bachtel wrote:
> Yall realize that the main reason Sendmail is in the tree is
> historical compatibility, correct?
> So, pretty much any replacement would have to have sendmail's
> invocation syntax, and be able to read standard sendmail .cf's.
Is a newer sendmail compatible with "historical" sendmail?
Also, I am not sure if the need for being able to use standard sendmail
.cf files applies.
> All of this talk of creating better mailers is fine, but it really
> does have to be a sendmail clone (otherwise Exim or Postfix would have
> gotten in by now)
Does every BSD box need a mail server that can listen to port 25 and relay
mail from other hosts?
(Of course, some operating systems also include httpd by default :)
> > But I agree with this point. At first, all we need is a simple MTA that
> > will simply "send mail".
My idea is not to replace sendmail from src/gnu/usr.sbin/sendmail/, but to
provide a better-licensed (more free) simple mail sending alternative. I
am not talking about a better mailer. (But, I do believe a more free
MTA is also needed for those who run a mail server.)
Jeremy C. Reed
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