[Mailman-Users] Mailman

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Sun May 3 15:19:20 CEST 2009

On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 03:06:20PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> The MTA should be installed from the system's package.  I find both
> sendmail and exim to be arcane.  

If you're planning on using Debian and Exim, note that the packagers of
Pkg-exim4 really have done some rather "strange" things to it (or as I
usually put it "really fucked up a perfectly fine MTA, compared with the
BSD packagers"), so do read the readmes, although, if you've got the
inclination, I'd suggest steering clear of pkg-exim4, and compiling your

Rolling out your own exim4.conf/config file may help alieviate some of
(what I'd call) the muppetry, but still there are other "brokennesses",
which can often be fixed by adding things to the "Debian-exim" group,
and set-gid'ing.

(we all have our prejudices, and preferences: I just really hate what
the Debian packagers have done).

``... it was not appropriate for the jury to make a statistical evaluation
  of separate items of evidence by applying mathematical formulae such as the
  Bayes Theorem, as such an exercise would encroach upon the jury's task of
  weighing up all the evidence together.'' (R v. Adams)

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