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I ran into this post: Getting Postfix to work on Ubuntu with Gmail which describes how to use gmail as relayhost for postfix.

And I'm wondering what would be the benefits of doing so?

I have some dedicated servers that use postfix to send emails to clients. And I also have googlemail to manage the same domain emails. Would it be better to use gmail as relayhost?

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I use exim on my laptop, and it need a relayhost that work wherever I'm. Gmail give me that.

Another use for this, it to have the mail you send in gmail outbox.

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So if I understand correctly, using googlemail as relayhost is just in case you don't have a reliable smtp server. It does not have special other benefits? –  ABS Sep 2 '13 at 9:44
    
It have the benefit to store the send mail for NSA to read it latter... A I mean to let you have it in the webmail of gmail, in its place in the discussion. –  Rémi Sep 2 '13 at 15:17

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