[mythtv-users] Needed services
gull at gull.us
Fri Oct 19 20:28:26 UTC 2007
On Oct 19, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
> Some distros even start up an MTA, really handy for a spammer who gets
> into the box.
Well, you have to have *some* kind of MTA running if you're going to
get local system mail. A lot of distributions have nightly jobs that
email stuff to root.
If a spammer gets into the box, whether or not it has an MTA pre-
installed isn't going to affect things much. It's not like there's a
shortage of purpose-built spam sending software. Much of the spam I
get is from software that's clearly just spewing pre-scripted SMTP
commands, not "real" MTAs.
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