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Date:      Tue, 21 Nov 2006 16:36:06 -0500
From:      DAve <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Building Sendmail from ports
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Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> On 11/22/06, DAve <> wrote:
>> I am looking into upgrading Sendmail on several
>> machines. Currently we run the installed version
>> of sendmail and I have kept it up to date via
>> security patches. However, in the planning for
>> "what if a Bus hits DAve" scenario I would like
>> to switch to using the ports. It should be easier
>> for those who come behind me later.
> I'm sorry but I just can't help it: have you
> considered that those who come after you might
> appreciate the switch to a non-sendmail solution
> more than saving them from staying on security
> branches (which I figure they'll have to do
> anyway)?
> Sorry :-)

Don't apologize! I am a big proponent of the best tool for the job. We 
run qmail/vpopmail on my toasters, Postfix on a clients machine, and 
Sendmail on the MailScanner servers. It all depends on the needs, and 
how to best fill them.

With no local delivery, inbound only available, and the MS boxes behind 
a PIX, milters are pretty much bullet proof and very stable on Sendmail. 
For what we use it for, Sendmail is a good choice.

Plus, the MailScanner developer uses Sendmail, it's good to be in 
familiar territory if something goes wacky.

With Sendmail, Postfix, qmail, Exim. I got a 3 in 4 chance of 
aggravating the next guy no matter what I choose ;^)


Three years now I've asked Google why they don't have a
logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
for other non-international holidays, but nothing for

Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.

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