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

On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 09:53:32 -0700, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>
>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.

A lot of e-mail providers nowadays associate the SMTP AUTH data with
the _user_, enforcing at least the envelope, if not the header sender
to fit the account that has authenticated.

This is a contradition to the Unix way of doing things, and our
default MTA, exim, does not handle this situation particularly well.

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