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Re: RFS: anubis

scripsit Ben Finney:
> "Krzysztof Burghardt" <krzysztof@burghardt.pl> writes:
> > 2007/8/27, Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>:
> > > What is the difference between this and procmail | maildrop?
> > 
> > Are you willing to sponsor it for me?
> Perhaps you misunderstand the reason for asking that question on this
> forum. To sponsor a package into Debian, most sponsors want to know
> what the package does that isn't covered by existing packages in
> Debian.
> So: What does this package do that is not already covered by procmail
> or maildrop (which are already in Debian)?

I was curious about this myself, so I checked

# GNU Anubis is an SMTP message submission daemon. Its purpose is to
# receive the outgoing message, perform some manipulations over its
# contents, and to forward the altered message to the mail transport
# agent.

That sounds like it's something like procmail in reverse:  it figures
out what to do with _outgoing_ messages based on rules.  That sounds
quite useful for users of wireless networks, for example, who have
to do very creative configuration of their MTAs to deal with different
relays based on which WLAN they're on at the moment...  I haven't used
this but I think it sounds eminently useful, frankly.

Thanasis Kinias
Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, and
  Instructor, Professional Enhancement Programs
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
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