Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82348
We don't ship Exim
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:33:47 EDT
<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
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.
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.
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?
Do not drop postfix.
that is all.
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....
If you want Exim, add it via the 'alternatives' method.
Not to open a whole new can of works, but it was added for FC2.
Closing as such.
And indeed it's in RHEL4, so will be present and supported for years
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