Re: Switching from sendmail to Dragonfly Mail Agent by default
- In reply to: Baptiste Daroussin : "Switching from sendmail to Dragonfly Mail Agent by default"
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Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 00:38:58 UTC
Hi Bapt, On Thu, Oct 13, 2022 at 03:05:33PM +0200, Baptiste Daroussin wrote: > Hello everyone, > > As of today, on a default FreeBSD setup, a mailer agent is configured in order > 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 of > 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 couple > of weeks! In general +1. I personaly use msmtp for mail delivery since I don't want to mess with a full MTA configuration. If we enable DMA by default, we also should update the existing documentation. I recently discovered that following rc.conf values are needed for local delivery of status e-mails from rc-scripts. sendmail_submit_enable="YES" sendmail_msp_queue_enable="YES" But since we have DMA already in base, the switch would be more then welcome, to move to a BSD-licsended, simple to use solution. --Gordon