Re: postfix as default-mta? [Re: Bug#508644: new release goal default-mta?]
On Thu, 07 May 2009, martin f krafft wrote:
> Correct me if I am wrong, but I think those do not do queueing,
> which will break the default assumption that I've seen almost
> everywhere, which is that when sendmail returns, your email is
> getting delivered, or you'll get a DSN.
> Nullmailer is not LSB-compliant.
Because it doesn't implement -bs (#271662), which is of dubious value
(and a part of the LSB specification which only seems to be there
because real MTAs supported it; there's was no rationale given in the
standards why it has to be there.)
> And neither of the small ones handle mail to root on the local
> system (cron, apticron, logcheck, etc.) in an acceptable manner, I
Nullmailer "handles" this by sending all of that mail to a single
The main problem with nullmailer is that it currently can't handle
messages which fail permanently (#329192).
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