Re: postfix as default-mta? [Re: Bug#508644: new release goal default-mta?]
On Thu, May 07, 2009 at 12:14:42AM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Joerg Jaspert <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009.05.07.0002 +0200]:
> > As much as i like postfix and hate exim: no. If we change, please
> > go to something like nullmailer|ssmtp|whateversimple.
> Correct me if I am wrong, but I think those do not do queueing,
> which will break the default assumption that I've seen almost
> everywhere, which is that when sendmail returns, your email is
> getting delivered, or you'll get a DSN.
Why do you want to wait for a DSN?
For these non-queuing solutions, sendmail won't return until the mail
have been delivered to the real MTA. If this doesn't not work, the
process returns immediately with an error. If the mail does get to a
real MTA, and then fails, then the real MTA will do the DSN.
All the MUAs I have tried will show this error to the user, and allow
the user to retry sending again.
Obviously, yes, you really do need a real MTA, with properly queueing,
somewhere. It doesn't have to run on every single system though.
Brian May <email@example.com>