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Bug#508644: mass bugfiling (against 8 packages) and/or new package default-mta

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:32:51AM +0100, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> BTW "mta" is IMHO wrong.  In most of the cases (IIRC) programs needs
> only a "sendmail" program. Should we split the dependencies on real-mta and
> only on a sendmail provider.
> BTW we should also rule a minimal set of sendmail interface (which option 
> should
> be implemented). Actually every "MTA" has different sets of sendmail 
> options,
> but I don't yet know about problems.

Well there were some problems with popularity-contest, see bug #326593
IIRC for sending to both foo@example.com and bar@example.com: 
ssmtp allows
sendmail -oi foo@example.com,bar@example.com
  but not courrier-mta which want
sendmail -oi foo@example.com bar@example.com

Another issue for popularity-contest is that MTA that do not retry on
error do not provide much avantage over HTTP submission. However
popularity-contest does not need that the MTA listen on port 25.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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