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Re: Bug#367200: ITP: libemail-send-perl -- Simply Sending Email

On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 02:13:46PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Why not just install some software that can speak SMTP as the chroot's
> /usr/bin/sendmail? E.g. nullmailer.

nullmailer is, in general, broken.

For one, it doesn't seem to understand errors at the other side; 5xx is
simply interpreted as "hey, I'll try again next minute". (Nice when the error
is because the mail was over 50MB.) Second, the logging is completely
obscure; anything fatal doesn't seem to be logged at all, but it's excesively
verbose and chatty about seemingly normal occasions. In general, I've only
seen problems with it; even sendmail seems easier to get to work. With
hand-written config file. Written in ed.

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