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Re: eximconfig option 2: why not send mail directly?

On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, Griffith Feeney wrote:

> I'm in the process of setting up exim/fetchmail/procmail/mutt on Debian
> 2.2. I've used eximconfig option 2, for which outgoing mail is sent via a
> "smarthost" and incoming mail is picked up from one or more POP servers.
> Getting incoming mail from POP servers makes sense, since I'm only
> intermittantly connected, but why not have exim send mail directly? What is
> gained or saved by going through the "smarthost"?
> If it makes sense to do so, how to configure exim to send outgoing mail
> directly but not accept incoming mail? I've spent several hours going
> through the exim docs without finding answers to these questions.
I just pick option (1) which allows you to send mail directly without necessarily
having a daemon listening. Needless to say you have to be connected to send mail.


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