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Fraser Campbell fraser-Txk5XLRqZ6CsTnJN9+BGXg at public.gmane.org
Wed Dec 10 14:45:28 UTC 2003

On Wednesday 10 December 2003 09:18, S P Arif Sahari Wibowo wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Chris Aitken wrote:
> >OK - thanks. That's the explanation I was hoping for. For me this will be
> >a huge task. Downloading rpm's, installing software, configuring MUA,
> >MTA, and now, if I understand correctly, MDA.
> I think that MDA is an other name for MTA.

Acutally I believe MDA is "Mail Delivery Agent".  It's typically used to refer 
to the process that takes care of writing your email to your mailbox (i.e. 
/var/spool/mail/$user or $HOME/Maildir/).  Often the MDA is procmail but many 
MTAs have built in MDAs so the use of procmail isn't essential (though it is 
still useful).  maildrop is another popular MDA.

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