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Re: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before freezing Hamm

On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, Adam P. Harris wrote:

: [You (Marcus Brinkmann)]
: >I think, smail is a *big* problem, because it is the standard mailreader,
: >and a lot of newbies have it installed. Unfortunately, it is somewhat broken
: >at the moment.
: >
: >I don't have any knowledge about MTA's, sorry, but probably we have to
: >revert to the version in bo.
: Why not go with exim?
: It is small, it is simple, it uses an smail-like configuration system.
: What do the others think?

When I first started with Debian, I had no end of trouble with smail.
Since I'd come from RedHat, and Slackware before that, I was "familiar"
(in the sense I could get it to work, I'm no guru) with sendmail, so I
used that.  Soon, I began to be concerned about all the sendmail
security issues, so I started to use exim.

I wouldn't claim to understand the internals of exim, so far, I haven't
had to.  I've installed it, and it works.  It's been that simple for me.

I'm all for exim as the default mailer, though I seem to recall this
conversation before.  Wasn't the issue something to do with UUCP? 

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