Re: switching from exim to postfix
On 2012-05-02 20:23:41 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre <email@example.com> wrote:
> >On 2012-05-02 15:00:36 +0200, Andrew Shadura wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> On Wed, 2 May 2012 10:06:31 +0100
> >> Jon Dowland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> > On Wed, May 02, 2012 at 08:44:12AM +0200, Andrew Shadura wrote:
> >> > > No it doesn't if 8BITMIME annouces are turned off!
> >> > If exim receives an 8 bit mail, even if it hadn't announced
> >> > in the EHLO response, it will relay that message verbatim to other
> >> > hosts.
> >> But it won't receive it at all if the sender is standards-compliant.
> >True for SMTP. But what if exim received an 8-bit mail by another
> >mean (e.g. on the command line via the sendmail command)?
> Then it's irrelevant to the discussion. It's a local system issue
> and it's up to the local administrator. Internet standards have
> nothing to do with it.
Wrong. It's relevant in the sense that Exim will transmit the mail
to a remote MTA. If it doesn't do the 8-bit to 7-bit conversion if
the remote MTA doesn't announce 8BITMIME, then Exim is broken.
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