[Techtalk] Way to not organise a mail server
eevaj at welho.com
Wed Jan 21 08:41:09 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 01:44:24PM -0800, Maria McKinley wrote:
> Must say I am confused now. How/why are you running a mail server if you
> are using someone else's mail server?
I don't know about Anne, but I'm running sendmail on this computer for
at least the following reasons:
- because I can!
- because if the ISP's sending server goes funky, I don't have to care
'cos sendmail will be nice and resend my message when ISP's server
- my incoming mail is handled by
fetchmail-procmail-spamassassin-sendmail -chain, and it Just Works.
Has worked over a decade already, is very stable, I know it's odds
- I have a soft spot in my heart for old warhorses: sendmail, emacs,
mutt: I've used them for years and years and they're just natural
- once I had grokked the configuration weirdness that is sendmail.mc
and had managed to get it running properly, there's nothing I need
to do to it until I update the distro so much it breaks. In
practice, this has happened once, with the introduction of IPv6
(FWIW, I needed to enable listening on IPv6 for localhost so that
procmail could deliver).
- the first reason pops to my mind again - I do get a kick from
running such a dinosaur on my laptop.
More information about the Techtalk