from the old-school-and-oldest-school dept.
jfruh writes "You might think that flat files, VAXen, and punch card readers are things of the past — and you're right, for the most part. But here and there, these fossilized technologies have found places where they can survive in production use."
Sendmail may be safely run set-user-id to root.
-- Eric Allman, "Sendmail Installation Guide"