Re: Exim (was Re: Qmail)
In your email to me, Ian Jackson, you wrote:
> Unfortunately the IMO best competitor to Qmail, Exim, has an author
> who seems very reluctant to blow his own trumpet.
> Exim is an MTA written by a member of the Cambridge University
> Computing Service, as a kind of `son of Smail' (but with completely
> new source code). Key features:
> * Extremely good SMTP connection reuse and consequent good
> performance (unlike Smail or Qmail, and better than Sendmail). 
> * Rewriting (unlike Smail).
> * Human-readable configuration even for advanced features (like
> Smail, unlike Sendmail) in a single file (unlike Qmail or Smail).
> * Virtual domain hosting (unlike Smail).
> * Doesn't need to run as root, and doesn't most of the time (unlike
> * Sophisticated filtering against spammers, mailbombs,
> broken return-paths, &c.
> * Optional X interface to command-line admin tools.
> * Internet only (no UUCP &c, unlike Smail and Sendmail).
> * GPL'd.
> * Released.
This sounds interesting! Can you have it use procmail for
local delivery? If so, we could use this as MTA for our
mailing list machine.
> Tim Cutts has produced an experimental Debian package of Exim and has
> been testing it. Tim: is your package ready for putting into our
> distribution yet ? Do you want to announce it here perhaps ? Upload
> it into `experimental' ?
> Tim has also adapted the `smailconfig' script for Exim.
I'd be willing to test it, if you want someone else to hammer at it
before public release...
(the other) Tim
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