Re: switching from exim to postfix
Riku Voipio <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 07:12:42PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> I'm not sure that I see the point, and I say that as someone who
>> replaces Exim with Postfix on all of my boxes.
> Nobody's suggesting you need to change to anything. The worst you have
> to do if debian changed default MTA, would be to "apt-get install exim4"
> (gasp, what horrible pain) when doing new installations.
Did you miss the bit where I said that I replace Exim with Postfix on all
of my boxes, despite quoting it? Logically, you can draw the inference
that I know exactly how hard it is to replace the default MTA with a
>> There's nothing particularly wrong with Exim; it works just fine.
> Exim in 2012 not supporting 8BITMIME and thus being the last Major MTA
> forcing quoted-printable conversions to make emails "7bit clean" is
> quite horribly wrong.
I didn't realize that. I agree, that's an annoying missing feature. Has
someone talked with upstream about whether they have plans to implement
> Yes that was a bit of a hyperbole, but this is my pet issue. I
> complained last about it in 2009  with no change from upstream
>  http://suihkulokki.blogspot.com/2009/07/cult-of-workarounds.html
Okay, let me rephrase that: has anyone talked with upstream about this
without making sweeping, confrontational statements about a "cult of
workarounds" and otherwise insulting them?
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>