best options for a *WORKING* MTA

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Mon Jun 1 20:04:57 UTC 2015

On Mon, June 1, 2015 2:11 pm, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> Yes I did I said several time.... I specifically said I can connect to
> port
> 25 from localhost but not remotely... I fixed it with exim so it is not an
> issue any more but the point is the default sendmail config is simply
> broken and so badly documented that making it work as described in the
> handbook or on various sites for 10.1 is very confusing

Disclaimer: I do not use sendmail, during last decade and a half I use
postfix, and am very happy about it (postfix was written with security in
mind...) However, occasionally it takes me some time after setting up new
FreeBSD box before I switch to postfix, and in an interim, I never noticed
sendmail to be broken. Again, I'm not a big fan of sendmail (though waaay
back "configure sendmail" was part of sysadmin test I had to pass), but to
say sendmail config on FreeBSD is broken is unfair IMHO.


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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