Re: Lightweight Local Mail Solution
"Eli L." <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I've been looking for a way to setup a local mail system to get email
> from services, mainly tripwire/other cron jobs, without running a full
> Since it's a laptop, it seemed unnecessary to run a full-fledged mail
> system for such a small task.
> Usually I use msmtp for outgoing mail; is there a way to configure the
> msmtp-mta package to also handle local mail? (I haven't found any
> documents about how to do this)
Well, not in a way that I would trust, personally. You can install it
as msmtp-mta and have it provide /usr/bin/sendmail, which is what
locally generated email *should* be using to submit the message.
This will only work online, though, which is a significant drawback.
> Am I completely off-base with this and should just use exim and not
> worry about it?
... you could use nullmailer, which does queue, but which is not LSB
compliant but is otherwise excellent.
Otherwise, yes, just run a real MTA, in my view. If it doesn't queue on
a laptop, which will be run offline at some point, then it isn't worth
bothering with at all.
 It lacks the "sendmail started as SMTPD from inetd" command line
option, which LSB mandates, despite the fact that it does not
operate as an SMTP listener.