Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sun Jun 30 21:55:51 UTC 2019

On Sun, 30 Jun 2019 19:51:02 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Sun, 30 Jun 2019 15:50:43 +0000 (UTC), Roderick wrote:
> > 
> > On Sun, 30 Jun 2019, Polytropon wrote:
> > 
> > > 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,
> > 
> > And why not sendmail? Is it not real mail?
> It's a matter of preference. While many admins suggest using Postfix
> or Exim, there are still lots of sendmail installations running, so

	There's one here, my incoming mail server runs sendmail,
spamassassin, procmail and dovecot - it gets the job done. My outgoing
server runs exim (it was easier to configure to talk to an authenticated
relay some years back IIRC), it also gets the job done.

> there is nothing bad per se regarding sendmail; it's probably the
> convenience of configuration where sendmail is a bit... different. ;-)

	Quite so, is a trifle unusual in syntax and the
rewriting rules have been growing for decades and have become quite
complex and hard to follow in places.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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