A comparison of Mail Transfer Agents - Part Two
Posted Sep 1, 2006 10:58 UTC (Fri) by Tet
Parent article: A comparison of Mail Transfer Agents - Part Two
What a terrible article. Design goals of sendmail are to be backwardly compatible? Strange, I always thought the design goal was to send mail to
anyone, anywhere. The anti-sendmail bias is just too hard to stomach.
Yes, sendmail has historically had various problems. But recent (and by
recent, I mean in the last decade) versions have largely fixed them.
The reason I use sendmail is that it lets me do anything I want
in terms of sending mail. That's a feature I haven't found in any other
MTA. For various historical reasons, I have a fairly complex mail setup,
and need to route mail based on arbitrary features of the message (sender
address, and even sometimes content of the message body). Sendmail lets
me do that.
It just seems that the whole point of this article was to plug the author's
preferred MTA, rather than provide an unbiased overview.
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