Re: Mail Servers
From: Alan Connor (zzzzzz_at_xxx.yyy)
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 09:28:45 GMT
On 26 Feb 2004 21:09:02 +1300, Cameron Kerr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dan <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From what I've found on the internet, the MTAs that are most used are
>> Sendmail, Postfix, qmail and Exim.
>> It would appear that Sendmail is a bit old and slow and difficult, and
>> that the other three are better alternatives. Of those three, which
>> would be the most used? I would have guessed Postfix, qmail and Exim
>> in that order. Am I right?
> For small sites, I recommend Exim. Its easy to learn, and very clear to
> configure. Get the O'Reilly book.
> Exim is very popular (or at least, very common), as its the default MTA
> for Debian. I love exim, it restored my sanity with its eximconfig
> program (Sendmail had previously scared me bad when I was a newbie).
> Sendmail isn't slow, but it is old and difficult, with a spotty security
> history. It is, however extremely configurable and almost omnipresent as
> far as available on *nix platforms goes.
I third the motion. Exim. The info pages are incredibly thorough, with
them, the book from OREILLY, and a subscription to its very active
mailing list, you are there.
It has way more features than I'll ever need...
And more capacity...
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