Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Mon Jul 1 14:52:36 UTC 2019

On 2019-06-30 22:04, Albaro Pereyra wrote:
> 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.

I for one, whenever I have to run MTA on FreeBSD machine, use postfix. 
And this goes for both: listening to localhost only or to external 

Still, I'm OK with whatever MTA ships with the base system. Whatever 
FreeBSD project team is happier to have integrated, my attitude is: let 
them do it. Whoever wants things done differently has in the first place 
compose the system distribution and maintain that securely for several 
years oneself. I for one do realize I am not able to maintain my own 
system distribution. So, I refrain from insisting the the system 
maintainers should have these or those components instead of the ones 
they decided to have. I invite everybody else to look at it from similar 
point of view.


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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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>> Polytropon
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>> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
>> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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Valeri Galtsev
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