Brendan Minish wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-05-01 at 11:49 +0100, John Allen wrote:
>>>> I think CentOS defaults to sendmail (yuck)
>>>> It does but postfix is also fully supported.
> install postfix and system-switch-mail
> Run system-switch-mail
> Job Done.
>> What is wrong with sendmail, I have been using and managing it for work
> for quite a while now. I think I prefer it to postfix, does this make me
> some sort of weirdo ;-) ?
>>Probably not a weirdo. But if I am advising someone who hasn't set up a
mail server before I think Postfix is probably the easiest option to
start with. If you need the extra flexibility then sure go for Exim or
Sendmail. If you need a job in IT - Sendmail experience is probably more
useful. If you have time - try the lot and pick your favourite. I don't
think Postfix is "better" but it might be a bit easier - particularly if
you use the webmin module to help you get started.
LWN has an interesting article http://lwn.net/Articles/196724/ the
amusing thing is that although Postfix scores highest on the guys own
scoring system.....he still recommends Exim. That is then followed by a
series of notes as various people fight for their personal favourite.
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