[Novalug] Internet email servers (maybe off topic)
novalug at soupy.org
Wed Oct 21 20:37:48 EDT 2009
On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 08:27:02PM -0400, Bryan Seitz wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 08:25:09PM -0400, American Dave wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 06:23:34PM -0400, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> > > Well,if it was me, I'd use sendmail, because for all it's bugs and
> > > exploits, I've been using it for 20 years, and I think most of the
> > > exploits are behind us.
> > You, sir, are impeding progress. I stopped using Sendmail last century
> > and have again started using it. Ridiculous is not even close to
> > describing its configuration. Learning Sendmail again is good for reminding
> > me how good I've got it in life.
> > Yes, I know it's the most flexible MTA on the planet but there's
> > no excuse for its configuration. Many a penguin has switched to
> > Sendmail competitors and happiness they have found.
> Wow yeah.... I prefer Postfix or Exim. I even replace sendmail on Solaris hosts
> when I have to admin them.
I'm of course mostly joking but it was a shock to get around config
files that cared about spaces vs. tabs again. Suddenly I was
transported to 1999, when this thing called Gnome was just taking off,
Solaris 7 was all the rage, and DJB was taunting everyone with Qmail.
No country for old MTAs.
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