Why sendmail?

Gabriel O'Brien obrieng at nm.cbc.ca
Fri Sep 1 17:29:01 UTC 2006

Gerard Seibert wrote:

> I agree for the most part. There is an option to install another MTA
> when installing FBSD. However, it might be nice if there were
> instructions on how to accomplish the following.

<snipped a bunch of good ideas>

I agree with you, logically I would say that perhaps this should go in 
the Postfix/exim/(insert favorite MTA here) ports.  Postfix already asks 
you if you want to update your /etc/mail/mailer.conf and it wouldn't be 
much more effort to add the make.conf change, etc. as well.

Might be a good patch to create/suggest to the maintainers.

Even a verbose message to the console on 'make install' would be a good 


Gabriel O'Brien
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