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Re: switching from exim to postfix

Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@iki.fi> 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
different one.

>> 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 [2] with no change from upstream
> since...

> [2] 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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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