email server concept: what's mail delivery agent

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Thu Jun 3 11:57:08 EDT 2004

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Zhang Weiwu wrote:

> I'm a newbie but I don't know why I need to use lmtp at all. I was told by 
> the comment in and that I can use
> mailbox_transport = cyrus
> and deliver(8) will be called to do mail delivery. Since I'm runing a single 
> server, is there any obvious reason I should use lmtp at all?

deliver is just an lmtp client.  You'll get much better performance by 
using lmtp directly (it severly reduces the number of fork() calls made 
per message delivery).


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
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