So, like, the other day "Seth Goodman" mumbled:
Be aware that under Debian, where Exim is the default MTA, the
maintainers have packaged a special version of Exim compiled
without SPF support. Their docs state that they did this to avoid
encouraging the use of SPF, which they do not like. I bring this
up to point out an opportunity for activism, should anyone feel up
to the challenge.
Anyone is free to recompile Exim from source under Debian. IMHO,
most people won't bother, and in fact they will see a disparaging
note in the docs about SPF.
Hmmm. Is that all an accurate statement of where Debian stands?
I run a Debian box, and have put exim on it. I didn't have to
recompile exim to make it work. I'm pretty sure you just need
to run the "exim-heavy" package, instead of the default "exim".
And even then I don't recall if I had to add the SPF config bits
by hand or whether they were present and I just had to enable them.
PS -- I'll be Suresh knows. :-)
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