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Re: Finding a replacement for my ISP's smtp server

On Lu, 28 iul 14, 17:05:56, Jerry Stuckle wrote:
> But then if you have residential service, there really is no need to
> have your own MTA (other than you want it).

Running your own MTA can be beneficial even if it is not accessible from 
the internet:

- queuing: some mail clients block while sending and you also don't have 
  to worry if the smarthost is not available for the moment
- DRY: don't repeat yourself by making the same configuration in every 
  mail client you use
- local mail works and is not relayed through your smarthost

Depending on your needs the first two points can be solved with one of 
the lightweight MTAs, but I only know of dma that can do all three. 

Besides, both postfix and exim are very well tested and documented and 
can be configured to do more advanced stuff (e.g. address rewriting).

Kind regards,
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