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Re: Why did Debian bundle exim instead of postfix or sendmail as the Default MTA?

On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 10:48:05AM +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> I'm not sure that postfix does have license issues: I tend to apt-get

I have seen some people express concerns over the IPL [1].  Whether or
not that has any bearing upon why Exim is the default MTA I don't know,
but it's possible I suppose.

> install postfix && apt-get remove exim as one of my configuration steps
> - you don't want to remove all MTA's at a stroke :) - but that's
>   personal preference. Certainly the author is well respected and knows
>   how to write good code.


In any case, one of the great things about Debian (and Linux in general)
is the vast amount of choices that we have. If we don't want to use the
default mailer, we don't have to.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/05/msg00597.html

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