[CentOS] sendmail substitute?

Baird, Josh jbaird at follett.com
Thu Oct 14 13:58:25 EDT 2010


Actually, as of RHEL6, the default MTA is now Postfix.

Sendmail does indeed have a rather lengthy history of vulnerabilities.
With that being said, in my opinion, Postfix is also a much more
flexible MTA.

Josh

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Morten P.D. Stevens
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:55 PM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] sendmail substitute?

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists at uni-x.org>
wrote:
>
> What is the rationale behind deactivating Sendmail. Just curious. Or
is it
> the typical rant "Sendmail is insecure, see its history"?

I don't understand why many people calling sendmail insecure.

Sendmail is the default MTA in RHEL, Solaris, AIX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD ...

Why should they use an insecure MTA?

Sendmail is a very robust and reliable MTA.

Best regards,

Morten
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