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Old 08-24-2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default non-local MTA ?

This is odd....I've never thought of it before because I've never had to consider it. But, is there an accepted way to specify a default MTA that worker servers should use? i.e. suppose you have:


What should be done such that server[1|2|3] does not have to run either sendmail or postfix to get mail to mailserver? i.e. How can you tell the 3 worker servers to just open an smtp connection to mailserver for all outbound mail?

Maybe I haven't thought about this problem in the right way, but it's got me stumped at the moment haha.

Old 08-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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To my knowledge, they need some sort of MTA running in order to send email.
Old 08-25-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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There are very trivial MTAs that may suit your needs (ssmtp, mini_sendmail, smtpclient, etc.). Any of these will likely suit your needs, provided your client's do not require or call the sendmail binary (which is supplied with Sendmail, Postfix, Exim).


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