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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] What MTA to use to receiving mail for local users?
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:32:43
Message-Id: li6dhq$ve9$
1 I use msmtp for outgoing mail, and plan to continue to do so.
3 However, I need to temporarily set up an SMTP server to accept
4 incoming mail from "the Internet" for local users. It is not going to
5 handle sending of email, and I need it _not_ to install something as
6 /usr/bin/sendmail (that's already taken by msmtp). It doesn't need to
7 handle queueing, relaying, or anything other than acting as an SMTP
8 server and delivering mail locally to mbox or maildir destinations.
10 What's the easiest/simplest MTA to set up for that?
12 sendmail? (No... just no.)
14 qmail? (Seems a bit overly complex for my use case).
16 postfix?
18 exim?
20 It's been a long time since I've used either postfix or exim, but I
21 don't remember either of them being too complex to configure.
23 I'm guessing that Portgage is going to object to installing both msmtp
24 and postfix/exim, so I'll probably have to build the rx-only MTA from
25 sources and install it in a non-standard location?
27 Maybe I should just write a simple SMTP server in Python. [That's
28 actually a lot easier than it sounds. Python's standard library has
29 an smtpd class that's pretty simple to use.]
31 --
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Re: [gentoo-user] What MTA to use to receiving mail for local users? Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>