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Vic

Re: Is it just me or does this seem like a lot of effort and risk?

it's a bit less likely that you'll accidentally set up an open mail relay without intending to, whereas with Sendmail and some other old software, it was very easy to do that unwittingly.

No, that's very old, very stinky bait. sendmail generally comes configured not even to speak the the LAN; you have to make a deliberate effort to turn service on. Setting up an open relay requires you to read the documentation...

There's a lot of FUD spread about sendmail. It's actually a very good MTA, just as long as you don't try to understand the .cf file...

Vic.

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