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

On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 11:31:07PM +0200, Jens Peter Secher wrote:
> +1 for ssmtp

I found ssmtp couldn't cope with mail my various systems were
generating, something about fixed maximum buffer lengths from memory.

Not to mention <http://bugs.debian.org/508759>.

The fact that a "simple" MTA can have such bugs, for so long with
nothing being done, persuaded me to look at alternatives. I didn't even
bother complaining about the maximum buffer length problem. I went to
esmtp, and haven't had any problems since.

I don't know, maybe this has been fixed since then, but it seemed like
poor program design to me that it can't cope with what appears to
be a valid (and legitimate) email.
Brian May <bam@snoopy.debian.net>

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