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Re: Laptop and needed for exim4

Glyn Tebbutt wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 15:43 -0500, Adam Aube wrote:
>> Glyn Tebbutt wrote:

>> > Ive been thinking, do i really need exim4 installed? Ive got my server
>> > setup as my mail server from which i access all my mail via imap but on
>> > my laptop do i really need exim4? Or do i need it for system only mail?

>> anacron and at depend on some sort of MTA, and the output of cron jobs
>> (if any) is sent via system email. Since this email will show you if
>> something is going wrong with your system's cron jobs, you definitely
>> want it.
>> On my laptop, Exim is configured for a non-networked setup, so it does
>> local mail delivery only. All system users are aliased to root, which is
>> aliased to my username, so I get all system mail.

> Could you set it up in that way but then have the service disabled? or
> does it have to be running to recieve the mail??

On my system, Exim is run by cron twice an hour - it isn't run as a daemon. 

I actually have Exim 3 (exim) and not Exim 4 (exim4) - this may make a


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