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Re: Appropriate? mutt/mailx requires mail-transport-agent



elf@florence.buici.com <elf@florence.buici.com> wrote:
> I'm working on a diskless workstation configuration where I don't want
> mailers running on each machine, though users may have access to the
> mail spool through nfs.  Is it appropriate for apt-get to coerce exim
> to be installed when I only need a reader?  Is this a problem about
> finding the smtp agent?

If you only want to send email from those workstations, and not receive
any, try the package named 'ssmtp'. It provides a /usr/sbin/sendmail
program to send mail, but doesn't run as a daemon and doesn't listen for
inbound mail. Very nice.
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