Re: mail handling aka mta package preference for the desktop user
> How/Who is collecting ideas for default packages for debian desktop?
AFAIK they are kept on the wiki.
> Sendmail has a
> friendlier set of prompts, but both of these packages have slowed down
> system startup when not configured optimally.
Worse, even with the presumably correct "stand alone" selection for the
average desktop machine the default configuration is taking the time to time
out some network requests on boot. (see bug filed agains exim4)
I think a MTA should defenitaly be installed though configured to handle local
mail by default. And MUAs should all look for local mail out of the box
anyway, wich unfortunately seems not to be the case with many of the desktop
MUAs (desktops tend to ignore the goods of the system too much).