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Re: RFC: Making mail-transport-agent Priority: optional

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 09:53:32AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Hear, hear.  "How do I deliver mail?" is a per-system setting, not a
> per-application setting, and the move towards having MUAs talking SMTP
> directly to send mail is a flawed model picked up on the Linux desktop from
> certain other OSes.  The right solution here is to fix the MTAs to be
> configurable from the desktop, and fix the MUAs to use the MTA - *not* to
> get rid of the MTA.

Until you can get an MTA to deliver mail to a smarthost authenticating
via GSSAPI with the Kerberos credentials of the sending user, I'm
going to keep using mutt's SMTP support.  TTBOMK, no MTA in Debian
supports outgoing GSSAPI authentication *at all*, let alone with the
specific user credentials.  Only a few MTAs support per-user
configuration on any level at all.

brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
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