first stab at simple mailer

Claus Assmann dragonfly-kernel at
Wed Mar 21 11:25:34 PDT 2007

On Wed, Mar 21, 2007, Matthew Dillon wrote:

>     But you still need to efficiently queue the mail for forwarding.  You
>     can't just make separate connections to the target for each recipient.

qmail does it...

>     In a direct-delivery setup you still need to optimize multiple recipients
>     going to the same target.  Again, its an absolute requirement for even
>     a simple mail system.  It's unfair to burden target systems with separate

Ok, so qmail is not "even a simple mail system"?

Seems the author has a very different design goal, a "simple mailer"
shouldn't need all those fancy features that were listed. Otherwise
you are just going down the same route as all the other "real" MTAs
out there (sendmail, exim, postfix, ...). And that takes only a few
years of development :-)

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