Re: using exim for simple mail delivery
On 15 Oct 2002, Mark Carroll wrote:
> On 15 Oct 2002, Jens Grivolla wrote:
> > Paul Johnson <email@example.com> writes:
> > > On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 12:57:25PM +0200, Jens Grivolla wrote:
> > > > Obviously it can. But you just don't want to use exim _at all_ to
> > > > receive mail on a machine that is not permanently connected to the
> > > > Internet (unless you really know what you're doing).
> > >
> > > Really? When did this change? I've been using exim on a config I've
> > > only made minor changes to since I set it up four years ago.
> > When did what change?
> That you need to really know what you're doing to use exim to receive mail
> on a machine that is not permanently connected to the Internet, I'd guess,
> Paul's implication presumably being that this wasn't previously the case.
> -- Mark
This seems very odd. I thought that Debian set up exim more or less by
default. I was using smail when I first installed Debian several years
ago and then exim when that became standard; this is on a dialup account
(single user). It seems to work perfectly well. How could you send and
deliver mail without exim or another MTA? Can you point me to an FM
which explains this?
I am considerably confused.
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