On Wednesday, May 02, 2012 04:37:31, Adam Borowski wrote: > On Wed, May 02, 2012 at 10:02:37AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote: > > Is this the right time to do it? FWIW, de-selecting "standard system" tasksel option (at least when using the netinstall .iso) results in an installation with no MTA. > No. Cron needs some way to report about its jobs, mdadm has to notify > about failures, etc, etc. There's been a lot of discussion in the past concerning several MUAs which by default don't show local mail. [more on this below] > On the other hand, going from a full blown MTA like exim to something like > ssmtp or dma¹ would be a great idea. > > [¹]. dma would be far better as it can handle transient failures when > configured to send to a remote host, however, that cronjob every 5 minutes > disqualifies it for the job of a laptop MTA. That's fixable, though. During testing DMA yesterday I realized that I hadn't set up my laptop to forward mail externally. It turned out that the system was trying to notify me about files existing in /lost+found. [This is not a surprise, because I'm using XFS on top of LUKS encryption, and I recently had to hard-power-off the box.] I was successful in getting DMA to send mail using SMTP AUTH over TLS to port 587. [The only snag was that I had to reconfigure Mutt to set "envelope_from=yes", otherwise the sending email address was invalid, but this isn't DMA's fault. :-P] -- Chris -- Chris Knadle Chris.Knadle@coredump.us GPG Key: 4096R/0x1E759A726A9FDD74
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