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Re: online/offline exim config

From: "Mike Beattie" <mjb@debian.org>

> On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 02:50:22AM +0100, Fran?ois TOURDE wrote:
> > For my local MTA running... But if you have a solution without 25 open,
> > I'm interested... Even if my firewall is paranoid.. :)
> You only need 25 when you're accepting remote mail. local delivery is
> performed with /usr/bin/sendmail

Aargh.  No.  It _can_ be performed with sendmail (or exim - in the current
discussion we've been discussing exim but no mention has been made of the fact
that exim installs itself with the synonym 'sendmail'). But there's absolutely
no reason not to use SMTP for queuing local mail if your preferred MUA can't
pipe to a native program (fairly common).

If exim is configured not to accept SMTP connections except from the local
subnet (common for this kind of laptop setup) and you have appropriate firewall
rules, there's nothing to fear from letting exim use SMTP to queue local mail.

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