Albaro Pereyra 2albaropereyra at
Mon Jul 1 03:04:42 UTC 2019

I just wanted to emphasize the importance of security in an MTA.  That being said sendmail is archaic and there doesn’t seem to be any milestones to improve it.

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> On Jun 30, 2019, at 12:25 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
>> On Sat, 29 Jun 2019 14:41:43 -0700, Albaro Pereyra wrote:
>> The sendmail repo has not been updated for a really long time according to
>> its wiki article.  When will Free-bsd ship with postfix or the ubuntu MTA
>> that is being attacked recently?
> The sendmail version included with FreeBSD ist primarily intended for
> inter-program communication, log, and local notification. Users who
> want to run "real mail" systems will probably install Postfix or Exim
> anyway, combined with other services to complete the requirements
> (MTA, MDA, IMAP services etc.). Those will be obtained from the ports
> collection where a recent version is available, and which can be up-
> dated independently from the OS.
> Oh, and why should FreeBSD ship with something that is being attacked? :-)
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