Why is Sendmail still around?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Fri Mar 29 14:01:22 UTC 2019

On Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:12:12 +0100
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:

> If you know an easy way to do the same as above, but with SMTP,

	The mail relay uses SMTP, if you need to pass authentication
details then you need to use the authinfo file AIUI, I've never tried it
with sendmail I use exim to relay outgoing mail from clients to an smtp
relay - my ISP provides one but it fails to deliver to some places.

> let me know. Since my provider stopped offering the mail relay,
> I had to put the SMTP details into my GUI MUA's configuration


> and now have to wait for the annoying progress bar instead of
> the previously possible "click and forget", and I currently
> do not have my own _real_ mail server... ;-)

	I wouldn't attempt to run an outgoing mail server doing direct MX
lookup and delivery these days they anti-spam measures are a nightmare.
OTOH reliable delivery relays are not that common either.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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