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Re: tlug: Mass mailings and promiscuous mailers

tlug note from Jim Tittsler <>
On Mon, Apr 14, 1997 at 06:00:10PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>     Jim> All of which avoids your real question.  I don't know how to
>     Jim> tighten up smail on my other machine either.
> Why don't you switch?  Just inertia?  Or is there a good reason to use 
> smail instead of qmail?

qmail really expects the machine to be permanently connected to the net.
There is a set of tools (packaged as "serialmail") that handles machines
with dial-up IP connectivity or uucp feeds.  While I switched one machine to
qmail, the other has a couple of important uucp connections that I haven't
wanted to muck with.  While the machine is connected to the net a few hours
a day, I doubt many people have discovered how to find my dynamic IP address
or will bother to use something at the end of a 28.8 modem for too much mail

However, those seem to be just excuses.  Inertia is probably the real

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