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From: Anthony Howe
Date: 2004-09-15 13:29:28 -0400
Subject: Re: Try and cover all mailers

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Jamie Jones wrote:
> If you do decide to go commercial, I'd suggest making the
> milters work with EXIM, and QMAIL etc. in addition to sendmail.
> - cover all the main bases, and you won't get someone on
> newly discovering the software saying "that's good - I'll write
> one that works with qmail"

Its been suggested many time in many groups, but apparently the 
libmilter design for some reason doesn't fit into design structure of 
those MTAs. Postfix being way out.  I'm not familar with the Exim or 
Qmail, but Postfix breaks up the whole message process into multiple 
processes, which apparently don't lend themselves well to libmilter 
design structure.

I've even considered hacking Postifx myself to make it work with 
libmilter. I still believe it possible, because the messages have to 
come into a process that handles the SMTP connection before they can be 
shunted to other process. However,  Wietse Venema of Postfix claims it 
can't be done. One day ...

Anthony C Howe                                 +33 6 11 89 73 78
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