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General 08-05-2009 08:23 PM

Boot slowed by "MTA: exim4"
When I boot my computer, it hangs for about a minute at a line that says, "MTA: exim4". I checked the Wikipedia page on "Exim", and it seems that this is for E-mail? I only use Web-based E-mail and never check E-mail in any "Outlook"-like application. Do I really need this to start? I can't seem to uninstall it, as it is used by `at` and `bsd-mailx`.

Debian 5.0.

chrism01 08-06-2009 12:24 AM

Usually cron and some other tools will use a mailserver internally to deliver mail to eg root acct (accesible using mailx cmd at the cmd line) if it has a problem. See also integrity checkers like aide, tripwire.
Try logging in as root in an xterm and


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