mail server

Gregory P. Ennis PoMec at PoMec.Net
Wed Dec 14 14:00:12 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 13:33 +0000, Paul Howarth wrote:
> 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).
> Paul.

I felt that hit on sendmail too.  I would agree that it is hard to
master.... (if anyone really masters it).  However, I have always been
able to accomplish what I wanted by doing a little background reading.


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