email server concept: what's mail delivery agent

Zhang Weiwu zhangweiwu at
Thu Jun 3 11:44:16 EDT 2004

Etienne Goyer wrote:

> 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?
> The reference to the 'cyrus' mailbox_transport is outdated.  You 
> should now use lmtp instead.  Anyway, deliver(8) use LMTP to actually 
> deliver the mail, so you may cut the command invocation and have 
> Postfix deliver via LMTP in the first place.

Thank you.

Sorry but I think my question is still not answered so far: if I am 
going to use the cyrus' delivery agent (now I realize I should use 
lmtp(8) from postfix and lmtpd(8) from cyrus), I don't have to go 
through virtual(8) and local(8) any more? Right?
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