[PLUG] Good smtp setup

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Sat Sep 10 08:30:57 IST 2011

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 04:14:57AM +0530, Rajagopal Swaminathan wrote:

Let me restore the focus of the thread a bit.

I want to use smtp daemon that will manage a queue of outgoing mails and
use a relay host to send mails.

Many of them fit the bill. No problem so far.

The relay host requires authentication. I'd like to store the
authentication details on client side - as non root user. Many client
programs do that who invoke sendmail. But that doesn't give you queue

The daemon may need authnetication details not only at the time of
submitting a mail to queue but also when it for example has to retry
sending mails. This takes away the flexibility of specifying relay host
and auth details entirely on client side.

I don't think it's a totally unmeetable requirement technically, though I
do not know of a daemon that provides this flexibility or how to configure
one with such flexibility.


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