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Re: Why was exim selcted as the default MTA?

>> "J" == Jor-el  <jorel@ibm.net> writes:

J> ... and what are my alternatives?

smail, sendmail, postfix maybe others I forgot. You can always choose
the MTA you like best.

There was a flamebait about this some time ago, you may want to browse
the archives, and I would be happy, if there wouldn't be one this

J> The designer of exim has explicitly stated that exim was designed
J> with 24x7 connectivity to the internet assumed. Because of that
J> assumption, people who use exim on dialup machines, or machines
J> having some other intermittent connection, have to workaround some
J> problems. And since the number of such machines is growing, I think
J> Debian should reconsider this decision.

I haven't heared that another MTAs do this better than exim. They
seem to be alike with respect to this.

J> Consider the case where a mail is addressed to an external address
J> as well as local ones. Now a copy of the mail will have to be made, and
J> only the copy destined for the external world will have to be rewritten.

So why don't you just headers_remove and headers_add in the transport
that sends the mail to your ISP's MTA?


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