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Re: how to configure qmalil on rhel5



I think you'll find that when it comes to configuring things that are
slightly out of the ordinary pretty much any MTA is easier to configure than
sendmail.

While sendmail can be very powerful in that it will do pretty much anything,
having to deal with m4 and sendmail.cf can very easily turn nightmarish.

And yeah - as you say, the legacy bugs and holes have long since been
patched. To say otherwise is similar to recommending users not run bind
because there were exploits for it back in bind4 that allowed attackers to
gain root access.

:-)

-- 
Steve.

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 8:37 AM, Geofrey Rainey
<Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>wrote:

> Sure but I think most of those legacy bugs have been long resolved.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:
> redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Francisco José Márquez Gómez
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 March 2011 8:48 p.m.
> To: redhat-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: how to configure qmalil on rhel5
>
> Sendmail has a long history with bugs and security problems (this say
> the legend, I never used it).
>
> Postfix is probably the most updated and with an active development MTA
> at this moment.
>
> I love qmail, but I recognize that probably is not the best solution for
> a new e-mail server, especially if the sysadmin didn't use it never.
>
> Regards,
> F.J
>
> El 22/03/2011 22:14, Geofrey Rainey escribió:
> > What about Sendmail as an MTA?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Johan Booysen
> > Sent: Wednesday, 23 March 2011 3:55 a.m.
> > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > Subject: RE: how to configure qmalil on rhel5
> >
> > There are some handy postfix howto's to be found here:
> > http://www.linuxmail.info/postfix-howtos/
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Trutwin, Joshua
> > Sent: 22 March 2011 14:37
> > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > Subject: RE: how to configure qmalil on rhel5
> >
> >> By other hand, maybe you should consider based your mail server in
> > other
> >> MTA, for example postfix.
> > I will second this - I've used qmail for many years, really like it, but
> > it is getting more and more difficult to run on newer servers.  Postfix
> > is an excellent alternative and certainly a very secure/stable MTA -
> > with all (most?) of the features you'll need/want out of the box.  Qmail
> > with extra features, even something basic like SMTP Auth, TLS, SMTPS
> > will require patching.
> >
> > Josh
> >
>
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