Basic question: disabling exim4

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mikecz
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Basic question: disabling exim4

Postby mikecz » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:11 am

I am running LMDE XFCE, and have noticed that the machine is running the exim4 mail server. I don't use the machine as anything other than a desktop, and before I disable it I want to ask if there is any downside to doing this.

MikeC

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Re: Basic question: disabling exim4

Postby Transitman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:00 pm

mikecz wrote:I am running LMDE XFCE, and have noticed that the machine is running the exim4 mail server. I don't use the machine as anything other than a desktop, and before I disable it I want to ask if there is any downside to doing this.

MikeC


I do not have exim4 installed on my LMDE XFCE/MATE/LXDE machine.

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Re: Basic question: disabling exim4

Postby mikecz » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:09 am

Transitman wrote:
mikecz wrote:I am running LMDE XFCE, and have noticed that the machine is running the exim4 mail server. I don't use the machine as anything other than a desktop, and before I disable it I want to ask if there is any downside to doing this.

MikeC


I do not have exim4 installed on my LMDE XFCE/MATE/LXDE machine.


Neither did I until Update Pack 3 (the message about exim4 during startup and shutdown has been there while, but I only decided to take action on it after my shenanigans with UP4; I spent quite a lot of time staring at startup and shutdown screens.... ;-~ )

Sounds like I can not only disable the startup script, but I can remove the package as well.

MikeC


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