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Re: Starting MTA:

In <[🔎] 20090917111213.GL514@wasteland.homelinux.net>, Jochen Schulz wrote:
>> 2009/9/17 K. Jantzen <k.d.jantzen@t-online.de>:
>>> in the booting sequence of Debian lenny I see a line  saying
>>> Starting MTA:
>>> It  "takes ages" until  Debian comes up with "exim4". Thus booting takes
>>> quite some time.
>>> What does that mean?
>>> Do I have to have that?
>> If you just got a desktop or laptop setup you don't really need a mail
>> server running. So removal is very simple all you have to do is:
>> apt-get remove --purge at bsd-mailx exim4 exim4-base exim4-config
>> exim4-daemon-light
>I don't recommend this solution since a lot of software (explicitly or
>implicitly) depends on your system's ability to send mail.

Agreed.  Cron and anacron both need a mailer to inform you of errors and 
various packages install cron jobs implicitly.

However, isn't there a local-only mailer that respects /etc/aliases and is 
lighter-weight than exim4?
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