Subject: Re: Postfix
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/16/2000 11:52:53
On Sat, 12 Aug 2000, Todd Whitesel wrote:
> > Why are both sendmail and postfix included at all?  Surely one MTA in the
> > distribution is enough (or perhaps even too much)... postfix (and all the
> > other MTAs such as my favourite - exim) should be packages which people
> > can choose to download/install if they wish.
> Other parts of the base install (/etc/daily, /etc/weekly, send-pr, ...)
> expect there to be at least one mailer installed. So if you just pkg-ize
> all of the mailers, there will be consequences.

Speaking as a user, I would like NetBSD to ship with a very simple
mailer that would be good enough for use on a workstation with just a
few users.  It should support mail to local users and aliases, and
SMTP mail to a smart host.  Perhaps also UUCP mail to a smart host.

Then, if I want a more capable mailer, I'll install something of my

--apb (Alan Barrett)