Is it possible to have Logwatch send daily emails without actually installing Postfix? I want to keep my server light and installing an MTA just because of Logwatch seems overkill. Or will I need Postfix anyways for admin work?

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You can install a relay-only MTA like nullmailer instead of postfix. It still has the sendmail-like interface many programs expect, but does nothing except sending mails to an upstream MTA. This is about as light-weight as you can reasonably get.

  • Thanks for the recommendation, will check this out. Does it need any additional config to work with logwatch?
    – molidoli
    Apr 2, 2011 at 12:32

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