Re: [RFC] Exim as standard Debian MTA?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> On Aug 26, Vincent Renardias <email@example.com> wrote:
> >It seems like everybody agrees on switching to exim, but nothing as been
> I don't think so.
> >Would anyone object if I send bug reports requesting to lower smail's
> >priority to "extra" and raise exim's to "important" (ie: the contrary of
> >the current situation)?
> Yes, I would. Please wait next month for the public release of vmailer.
I've used vmailer (pre-release) and exim.
My favorite is exim, because it is very configurable. Vmailer is
quite limited once you try to go beyond a simple configuration.
The big advantage I see with vmailer is that it is hopefully
impervious to attacks due to its non-monolithic, fully-chrooted
That said, exim hasn't had many security holes, and seems to be
written in a security-conscious style (vs. vmailer's security-paranoid
If I were making the decision, I'd go with exim as the default, and
give vmailer a year or so to mature.