Is debian's cyrdeliver really lmtp?

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Tue Jan 6 09:51:45 EST 2004

On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Jim Archer wrote:

> I have been told that it is better to use lmtp then deliver because lmtp
> will handle multiple recipients at the same time and also because it
> returns better error messages to Exim4.  But what is the difference between
> deliver invoking lmtp and Exim4 invoking it?  Is it because Exim4 can only
> hand deliver one addressee at a time?

You're always better off using LMTP directly if your MTA supports it, if
only for performance reasons.  (It will always cost you atleast one fork()
per message if you use deliver, whereas LMTP takes advantage of process


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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