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

On 10/15/11 22:06, Steve Langasek wrote:
Needing to send mail through specific per-user smarthosts is the exception,
not the rule.  Most machines have a designated forwarding smarthost based on
who their ISP is, not based on which email address someone wants to use.

The exception to which rule? In this part of the world, at least, people have been switching away from using their ISP's e-mail account and use webmail providers like Gmail instead.

So, if we're talking majorities here, then most desktops don't need an MTA (or an MUA talking SMTP...) in their system at all.

It's sad but (IMO) true.


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