mail server

azeem ahmad azeem81 at
Wed Dec 14 13:44:09 UTC 2005

>From: Paul Howarth <paul at>
>Reply-To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at>
>To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at>
>Subject: Re: mail server
>Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 13:33:14 +0000
>Frank Elsner wrote:
>>On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 18:16:02 +0500 azeem ahmad wrote:
>>   [ ... ]
>>>ok, its good. but whats about that popular servers, i.e. sendmail and 
>>>qmail. should these not be used? if yes. then for which reasons.
>>If you have never configured sendmail you are not a sys admin.
>>If you have configured twice you are an idiot.
>Ooh, a bit harsh. Some of us (Hi Alexander!) have grown up with sendmail 
>and are very comfortable with it. However, it's not the easiest thing to 
>configure and I'd probably advocate postfix for a beginner since its 
>configuration is much more straightforward.
>As for qmail, I wouldn't bother. Out-of-the-box it's not fit to connect to 
>the public Internet (it's a backscatter engine for starters), and a good 
>number of patches are needed to create a modern server setup. Normally this 
>wouldn't be a problem as you could just pick up an RPM with the necessary 
>patches applied, but the qmail license actually forbids the distribution of 
>such RPMs, so you're unlikely to find one (at least legally).
qmail is out of list n sendmail is harder to configure than postfix. well
i got another issue and that is i have to configure it in such way that 
clients may access their mails though web browser, just like yahoo or gmail

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