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Bug 82348 - We don't ship Exim
We don't ship Exim
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Preston Brown
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Reported: 2003-01-21 10:28 EST by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-02 13:42:44 EST
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Description David Woodhouse 2003-01-21 10:28:50 EST
<mgalgoci> dwmw2: how about exim ?
<mgalgoci> i would not mind seeing it in 8.1
<dwmw2> I'd be more than happy to do that
<dwmw2> I build Exim RPMS for every box I run anyway.
<mgalgoci> pester the distro folks please
<mjc> dwmw2: i'd be happy too ;)
<dwmw2> file a RFE bug
<mgalgoci> dwmw2: I think you should file the RFE
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-01-21 10:34:17 EST
Note that exim was part of Powertools (6.2, 7, 7.1) and was shipped as part of 
European 7.2-binge.  Exim has a good security record.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-21 12:18:17 EST
At this point, I don't think adding a third MTA to the distribution is really
worth the effort.

We could drop postfix for exim if people are really motivated enough.
Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2003-01-21 12:20:22 EST
That gets my vote, certainly :)

Do we have any stats on how many people have Exim/postfix/etc installed from RHN?

Does Debian still ship with Exim by default on grounds of simplicity and security?
Comment 4 Dax Kelson 2003-01-22 12:32:01 EST
Do not drop postfix.

that is all.
Comment 5 Chris Ricker 2003-01-22 14:01:12 EST
If the options are postfix or exim, I'd definitely vote postfix. It's as easy to
configure as exim, and has a better security record / more readable and
maintainable code. Feature-wise, they each can do some things the other can't,
so that winds up being a wash....
Comment 6 Dax Kelson 2003-01-22 16:21:35 EST
If you want Exim, add it via the 'alternatives' method.
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-02 13:42:44 EST
Not to open a whole new can of works, but it was added for FC2.
Closing as such.
Comment 8 David Woodhouse 2005-03-02 18:13:53 EST
And indeed it's in RHEL4, so will be present and supported for years
to come.

Regarding the final sentence of comment #5, if there's something you
do with Postfix which you believe Exim can't, please report them and
we'll see about fixing the documentation and/or sample configuration

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