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Re: (OT) Prejudice against sendmail?



On Friday 01 September 2006 03:49, Martin Möller wrote:
> As I was reading about the different MTAs, I collected some arguments pro
> and contra sendmail, which almost everywhere can be found:
>
> Pros:
>   * very powerful
>   * very flexible
>   * biggest support and development community
>
> Cons:
>   * attacked frequently
>     (either because of design weakness or because it's so commonly
>      used?)

Design weakness.  It's a pretty hefty package with new bugs turning up on a 
somewhat regular basis.  It's not as commonly used as it used to be, 
thankfully.

>   * difficult to configure

It's like trying to change Windows registry keys with a hexidecimal editor 
instead of regedit.

-- 
Paul Johnson
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