postfix INST_BASE option

Christer Solskogen christer.solskogen at
Thu Nov 3 17:04:52 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Alejandro Imass <ait at> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Janos Dohanics <web at> wrote:
>> Could you comment on the pros and cons of using INST_BASE=on in postfix
>> on a production server?
> Great question! I know there has been some discussion to be able to
> choose your base MTA upon install but I don't know how far this has
> gone.
> I don't use that option but rather install it as a regular port,
> register it in mailer.conf when it asks you to and then do this in
> your rc.conf
> sendmail_enable="NO"
> sendmail_submit_enable="NO"
> sendmail_outbound_enable="NO"
> sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO"
> postfix_enable="YES"

You can do this a lot easier with just:


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