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

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:59:58AM +0300, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
> 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.

This is not about outside mail, it's about local mail that originates from
the system itself, cron jobs and so on.

And I seriously hope no one proposes to remove cron.

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