On Thu 09 May 2002 21:48, Michael Conry made the point that:
> Hi Brendan,
> Hope you're keeping well!
> saw your post on ILUG today about mailservers. The link you got to help
> with setting up sendmail is very useful, but i would *personally* recommend
> against sendmail unless you have a particular reason to use it. Other
> mail-server options are:
> postfix http://www.postfix.org/> exim http://www.exim.org/> qmail http://www.qmail.org/>> Which one you pick is a personal/religious choice ;-)
> The reasons to pick any one of these rather than sendmail are:
> They are smaller.
> They tend to be more secure.
> They are generally easier to configure.
>> I have used postfix, and exim. I found postfix nice and easy to use
> (sendmail was very baffling for this beginner). I chose it because it
> was the alternative mail server provided by SuSE and was not up to
> installing qmail by hand. Recently I have started using exim, and have
> to say that it is very easy to use. Exim is the default server provided
> with Debian linux. Qmail is reputedly good, though i haven't used it.
> I think someone on list mentioned that it was a bit non-standard (in the
> sense of not sticking to GNU/Linux-norms), which would not surprise me
> after installing some of the author's other software.
Yes, it is good, yes it is non-standards compliant. I run it, it works and
works well. Follow the living with qmail howto (linked from the qmail.org
website) and it will work for you too.
I currently use it with vpopmail for unlimited email addresses per domain
(useful for machines which don't want to provide shell access or which serve
multiple domains). There are some good web-base configuration tools out there
as well. I also use squirrelmail as a web-based MUA, a good thing to offer in
any environment. This uses IMAP so should be compatible with whatever version
of MTA you use.
Anyone can make mistakes, but for really big mistakes you need a computer.
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