mail server

azeem ahmad azeem81 at
Sat Dec 17 12:05:43 UTC 2005

>From: "David L. Gehrt" <dlg at>
>Reply-To: dlg at,For users of Fedora Core releases 
><fedora-list at>
>To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at>
>Subject: Re: mail server Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 14:06:31 -0800
> > On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 17:54 +0500, azeem ahmad wrote:
> > > hi list
> > > on FC4 box which mail server is recomended regarding ease of 
> > > and security
> >
> > Man, this is just begging for a holy war, isn't it?
> >
> > The answer is, "go with the one you are most comfortable with."
> >
> > So you need to figure out a couple of things.  Which one has the
> > documentation you find easiest to deal with?  Which one has the user
> > community you feel most comfortable with?  Which one is more intuitive
> > to use?
> >
> > For me, I started with Sendmail about a decade ago, so I am most
> > comfortable with it.  It just makes sense to me, and I find Postfix a
> > royal PITA.  However, people who started off with Postfix think I'm a
> > loon.
> >
> > Both work really well, and both are very full-featured.  Pick one and go
> > for it.
> >
> > Thomas
>Hear, hear, Thomas.  I started with Sendmail 20+ years ago on several
>*NIXes for users communities of 3000+, 50, 5 and now just me.
>When I got my first job as a UNIX sysadmin my priorities were (1) keep
>the network up and (2) keep the e-mail flowing.  That meant learning
>I went through the bad old days of the monthly (or more frequent)
>security updates which resulted in the alternatives such as Postfix.  It
>has been a while since a big deal sendmail problem.  I started hacking
>.cf files cause that was the only configuration method there was.  I do
>recognize that at first blush sendmail config is complicated.
>My current configuration is more complicated than it needs to be, but
>it is what I have implemented in the past, and I still operate as if my
>job depends on it, even though I am retired.
>I also remember the "religious wars" -- VMS/UNIX, and EMACS/VI/PICO and
>even GNU EMACS/Unipress  EMACS/Gosling EMACS.  There WERE others, so my
>advice would be to take this discussion off the list.
>Now, as is Thomas, I am comfortable with sendmail, my chosen MTA.  Each
>mail administrator has to make his or her own choice based on the
>requirements of the e-mail service to be implemented, not based on what
>works for Thomas, me or anybody else, and then get comfortable with it.
so Mr. dlg and Mr. Thomas, i just picked up sendmail and started configuring 
it, n one other inportant thing, n that is i m not a sys admin ;) instead a 
u guys helped me a lot

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