rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Mar 5 20:01:52 PST 2007
Quoting Akkana Peck (akkana at shallowsky.com):
> If you do consider a nullmailer, be aware that most nullmailers have
> no local delivery option. Their only job is to forward any mail
> through a relay host. That means, among other things, that root
> mail from your system (for instance, cron job output) will end up at
> root at your.mail.relay. I never found a way around that with any of
> the nullmailers I tried, and I wasn't comfortable with the idea of
> root mail from my system ending up somewhere else, so I went back to
> postfix even though it's way more complex than I need for a desktop
> or laptop.
Darned good point.
I'd always assumed (having fecklessly joined the novice sendmail
administrator club lo! these many years ago), that you'd deal with that
problem by retaining some separate local delivery agent (like the
minimal configuration of something like Exim, or maybe using the likes
of tMTA: http://freshmeat.net/projects/tmta/) to handle strictly local mail
on an as-invoked non-daemon basis -- but have no relevant experience.
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