[Mimedefang] mimedefang+postfix on debian lenny

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Nov 10 14:41:08 EST 2009

Richard Laager wrote:

> The "mimedefang" package [1] in Debian, regardless of which version of
> Debian you're running, doesn't depend on "sendmail", it only recommends
> it. Thus, you should be able to have it installed without sendmail.

Except, AFAIK, Debian is moving towards automatically installing
"recommended" packages, or at least some of its package-management
tools do this.

> Is MIMEDefang useful in any way without either sendmail or postfix
> installed?

Sure.  You could have a dedicated scanner that doesn't run an MTA.
It could communicate via TCP/IP with the machines that run the MTA.



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