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From: Marc Joliet <marcec@×××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] msmtp vs. nullmailer
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:47:21
Message-Id: 20150608114704.2da5a784@thetick
1 Hi list,
3 As part of removing now superfluous server functionality on my desktop, I
4 replaced postfix with msmtp (and removed a bunch of other software). However,
5 the portage default for virtual/mta is nullmailer. (I also switched my laptop
6 from ssmtp to msmtp since ssmtp upstream has long been dead and has thus fallen
7 out of favour with Gentoo devs [0].)
9 Now, my reasoning for choosing msmtp was that development seemed more active.
10 The last release of nullmailer was in 2013, while msmtp has had a release or
11 two this year already. However, the nullmailer repository [1] has shown a bit
12 of activity since the last release, though it looks fairly minor to me.
14 However, the one thing that annoys me is that msmtp does not seem to have any
15 sort of queue [2], so if it can't deliver an email, it must be resent, which is
16 annoying for system emails. Now, I read that nullmailer has a queue (at both
17 [2] and [3]).
19 So my question is: what is your preference, nullmailer or msmtp (or neither?),
20 and why? Is there anything that speaks against nullmailer, other than its
21 (seemingly) slow development?
23 [0]
24 [1]
25 [2]
26 [3]
28 --
29 Marc Joliet
30 --
31 "People who think they know everything really annoy those of us who know we
32 don't" - Bjarne Stroustrup


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] msmtp vs. nullmailer Guy-Laurent Subri <guy-laurent@×××××.ch>
[gentoo-user] Re: msmtp vs. nullmailer Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] msmtp vs. nullmailer Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
[SOLVED] Re: [gentoo-user] msmtp vs. nullmailer Marc Joliet <marcec@×××.de>