Quoting Justin Mason (jm at jmason.org):
> "invasive" in terms of sysadmin work required ;)
Ja. I mentioned being familiar with the quirks of sysadmin psychology,
and switching MTAs is one of those hot-button topics. Sysadmins
typically simply won't do it unless (1) forced, or (2) extremely
I put up with sendmail for many years past the point where I knew I
really should switch. I even made desultory plans to switch to Postfix
some day Real Soon Now, but the switchover was always far too
inconvenient and posed too much risk of downtime and lost sleep.
In the summer of 2001, I finally had a total system collapse on account
of hardware problems. Since I was obliged to rebuild the entire system
from scratch anyway, and was rethinking quite a few fundamentals, I
finally decided to switch MTAs -- except that circumstances prevented me
from sitting down and adequately studying Postfix. Instead, I went with
what was easy and available by default: Exim. It was a relatively
But I know how sysadmins think, and being convinced that an MTA has
major advantages is not _nearly_ a good enough argument to move away
from an even halfway functional existing setup.
> Hmm -- Rick -- can SA-exim divert possible spam to a side mbox?
Sure. Remember, it's just SA -- running as part of Exim's localscan
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