Why is sendmail is part of the system and not a package?

Jonathan McKeown j.mckeown at ru.ac.za
Tue Oct 27 07:16:35 UTC 2009

On Monday 26 October 2009 21:29:27 Yuri wrote:
> It's in /usr/sbin/sendmail.
> How many people actually use it? Very few.
> Why isn't it moved to ports?

What is this anti-sendmail obsession people have?

Almost everyone I've ever spoken to about why they dislike sendmail trots out 
a bunch of cliches based on sendmail 8.8. People, we're up to sendmail 8.14 
now. Get over it!

Just as a matter of interest, if you want to rip sendmail out of the base 
system, which MTA would you like to replace it with? Or are you suggesting 
the system ship with no way to handle mail?


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