"Haines" == Haines Brown <brownhhartford-hwp.com> writes:
Haines> I don't want to start a flame war, but need some input in
Haines> order to choose a mail transport agent.
A flame war you will start ;-)
There was a recently (in the last week or so) a long, noisy thread on
debian-devel about what the default Debian MTA should be. I'd
recommend you go read the archives.
Haines> many years, but need a comparison), postfix (which I
Haines> gather is readily configured to solve a problem I'm
It might help the quality of the replies you get if you told us what
the specific problem was.
Haines> My aim is to use the MTA with rmail (emacs) and mutt in a
Haines> text rather than gui environment on a standalone
This is not really a criteria for an MTA choice.
Haines> workstation. Stability, debian friendliness,
Haines> straightforward configuration, and spam blocking are my
Haines> principle concerns. The problem is that these parameters
Haines> generally seem marginal to the choice of MTA, and so I'm
Haines> left wondering which way to turn.
I can personally recommend that you go with exim first. It is
relatively friendly, configurable (straightforward? I don't know that
any MTA is that), Debian friendly, and known to be stable. The
eximconfig program will set up exim correctly for most people most of
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