Re: Switching from sendmail to Dragonfly Mail Agent by default
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Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2022 16:44:36 UTC
Le 15 octobre 2022 17:51:31 GMT+02:00, Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert@cschubert.com> a écrit : >In message <email@example.com>, Baptiste >Daroussin > writes: >> Hello everyone, >> >> As of today, on a default FreeBSD setup, a mailer agent is configured in orde >> r >> to be able to distribute locally emails (from crontab for example) and/or for >> relaying those emails. This role has been served by a stripped down version o >> f >> sendmail up to now. By stripped down, I mean it is built without the support >> for feature that would make it a full featured MTA, like no support for ldap. >> >> Long time ago we have imported Dragonfly Mail Agent, a minimalistic MTA born >> within the Dragonfly Project, covering exactly those needs and only those. >> >> It has matured slowly over the time and we believe we have addressed all the >> major issues reported preventing it from being the default. >> >> For FreeBSD 14 we would like to activate it by default. >> >> It means: >> - install by default mailer.conf from dma (and install the one from sendmail >> in /usr/share/example/sendmail) >> - activate sendmail_enable=NONE by default in /etc/default/rc.conf >> - make mailwrappe fallback on dma. >> >> If noone brings an obvious blocker, this change will happen in the next coupl >> e >> of weeks! > >We should add a comment suggesting that if people forward email they should >install one of the packages. > >A little background: > >My site here at home is primarily postfix with a single machine (sandbox) >running sendmail. I had switched the sandbox machine's MTA from sendmail to >dma. The sandbox machine's aliases(5) forwards root's email to an alias on >my gateway which in turn sends it to me (stored in an MH folder using >procmail for later viewing). This broke because dma doesn't honour aliases; >root's mailbox on the sandbox machine contained all root's email that >should have been forwarded. > dma do support alias (not .forward) >As dma is a local-only delivery agent we should explain this to avoid POLA >following new installs, giving the user the option to install postfix, exim >or sendmail from packages. A local delivery agent is all that's needed to >support a fresh new install until the sysadmin can install any needed >packages to support their application. > dma is not a local-only delivery agent, it does also support relaying as stated in my initial email Bapt