Subject: Re: sendmail removal and getting migration advice right
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/2006 01:11:07
On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 12:55:08AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 12:31:12AM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > Not if your own network link is down, which is more likely than your
> > ISP's mailservers being down.  You should always have *some* background
> > process to periodically check your mail queue (even if it were run from
> > cron).  
> There are other alternatives - I want one explicitly w/o local queue
> (think diskless systems).

Yes, this is a useful case.  And SMTP-only clients like ssmtp do return
an error to the calling process when they can't get rid of the mail (I
don't know about mini_sendmail).  Sendmail however won't return an error
since it queues the mail.