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RE: MTA packaging (exim, postfix, sendmail, ssmtp)
- From: "Pierre A. Humblet" <Pierre dot Humblet at ieee dot org>
- To: "'Yaakov Selkowitz'" <yselkowitz at cygwin dot com>, <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:15:30 -0400
- Subject: RE: MTA packaging (exim, postfix, sendmail, ssmtp)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yaakov Selkowitz
> Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 19:25
> Corinna, Christian, Daniel, Pierre,
> While I'm working out the details of allowing all your MTA packages to
> coexist, it would be helpful if you could clarify under what
> any, you expect that your MTA could function as /usr/sbin/sendmail for the
> purposes of sending outgoing mail without any configuration on the part of
Exim could send outgoing mail out of the box if the destination server can
be reached using dns.
With many ISPs blocking port 25, a gateway must usually be configured.
Of course a MTA does much more than sending outgoing mail, and that requires
configuring a service etc...
Because of that Exim is not currently packaged to do anything without
requiring configuration (in fact, out of the box exim is a symlink to
exim-config) , but it would not be hard to allow it.