[ILUG] Local Mail Server
dermot at dspsrv.com
Wed Aug 4 16:33:04 IST 2004
On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 08:10:32 -0700, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Dermot McGahon (dermot at dspsrv.com):
>> What's a nullmailer Rick?
> I was really hoping people would follow the link I posted, where all is
> explained, and where four examples of that genre are detailed.
I do browse your site from time to time. But there is a lot of
information there. So I don't follow every link you post because
if I did, I would be doing pretty much nothing else.
> A nullmailer is a stripped-down, deliberately simple MTA capable only of
> (1) simulating the traditional sendmail command-line interface for
> accepting outbound mail, and (2) relaying all such mail to a specified
> SMTP server.
> Many Linux boxen don't actually need more of an MTA than that. In such
> cases, you'll improve system security and reduce complexity by sticking
> to a nullmailer rather than use a full-featured MTA.
Ok, well in that case most email clients that I use (VM, Opera) are
nullmailers, or don't need nullmailers: because while setting up email
accounts they take an external ISP SMTP server name and relay mail to
<Looks up Rick's site>
Ahh. It's in the 'Prefatory note':
This seems to be mostly about mutt. Do many MUAs need nullmailers?
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