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Re: Lightweight alternative MTA? [was: Re: Starting MTA:]

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 08:17:04PM +0000, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 09:59:53AM -0700, Mike McClain wrote:
> > 
> > How does /usr/bin/mail know to put outbound mail in /var/spool/exim4/input?
> /usr/bin/main calls /usr/sbin/sendmail . This happens to be exim .

OK, that makes sense. 
I shutdown exim's deamon last night before retiring and had mail from
cron this morning before restarting exim.
I would guess that Mutt does the same since messages sent from Mutt 
when exim's deamon is not running still get into the mailq.

> > No, rather fetchmail failed since there was no connection on port 25.
> According to fetchmailrc(5) , try adding the following to your
> .fetchmailrc:
>   mda "/usr/sbin/sendmail -i -f %F -- %T"

Thanks for the suggestion, I'd seen that,
just hadn't gotten up the nerve to try it.

> Shouldn't this be the default?

Should is a loaded word. 
This is Debian.

Thanks Tzafrir,
Satisfied user of Linux since 1997.
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