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Re: postfix as default-mta? [Re: Bug#508644: new release goal default-mta?]

Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On May 06, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
>> Given that the default configuration is extremely simplistic and doesn???t
>> use a percent of either exim or postfix features, I still wonder why it
>> is not something like nullmailer or ssmtp.

> Because it's expected from a UNIX system to be able to deliver mail to
> local mailboxes.

But now (some? most?) users would like to collect mail in one mailbox,
with more features (POP, IMAP, antispam), which are an overkill for
every system.

Anyway, POSIX prescrives only mailx command (to send mail and read local mail).
LSB defines also sendmail.

<sarcasm> it is expected from UNIX systems that /usr can be a partition.
Where is the line from old behaviour, and really actual user expectations?


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