Sendmail vs postfix

Robert Brockway rbrockway-wgAaPJgzrDxH4x6Dk/4f9A at
Thu Nov 10 10:22:20 UTC 2005

On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, William Park wrote:

> More meaningful answer (keeping in mind the level of questioner) is

Yes this is a good point.

> start with whatever your distro defaults to.  For Slackware, it's
> Sendmail.  :-)

Aaaarrrgghh :)

Sendmail was of course _the_ Unix MTA[1] for a long time.  Every other 
MTA on Unix comes with compatibility tools to pretend to be Sendmail for 
applications on the system.  Eg, expect your Exim or Postfix system to 
have /usr/sbin/sendmail.  Running strings on the binary will reveal it is 
not a true Sendmail but a compatability tool.

[1] Mail Transport Agent - the daemon that accepts mail for your domain(s) 
and delivers it to mail boxes.


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