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Robert Brockway robert-5LEc/6Zm6xCUd8a0hrldnti2O/JbrIOy at public.gmane.org
Wed Dec 10 14:35:56 UTC 2003

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, S P Arif Sahari Wibowo wrote:

> I think that MDA is an other name for MTA.

No, they are distinct concepts.  The confusion comes because they are
closely tied together and in some cases may even be different instances of
the same application.

Sendmail used to come with an MDA called "deliver"  which was so closely
tied to the app that most mail admins didn't even realise it was there or
that they were using it (unledd they examined sendmail.cf), but being
aware of the ability to use different MDAs can be very very useful indeed.


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