On 24 Feb 2014, at 07:34, Baptiste Daroussin <b...@freebsd.org> wrote:

> Usual complains about sendmail in base until now has been:
> - complex configuration
> - long history of security concerns
> - no need for a full mta in base

The other complaint is that sendmail is only half of a useable MTA in base.  If 
you actually want to use it for anything other than local delivery, then you 
need to turn on authentication, which means installing the saslauthd port and 
then recompiling sendmail from source.  As soon as you do a freebsd-update, 
email stops working and you need to recompile sendmail again, meaning that you 
can't get binary security updates for one of the parts of the system with the 
worst security record.

I would love to have something in the base system that can handle mail delivery 
and authenticated relaying out of the box.  OpenBSD now ships with osmpd, which 
seems to work quite well for this, and if dma can as well then I'm very much in 
favour of it.


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