Re: Exim (was Re: Qmail)
On Sun, 15 Dec 1996, Ian Jackson wrote:
ian > * Extremely good SMTP connection reuse and consequent good
ian > performance (unlike Smail or Qmail, and better than Sendmail). 
I would like to see a mail delivery like spinner. Why should a process
be spawned for each delivery? The above sound good too.
ian > * Internet only (no UUCP &c, unlike Smail and Sendmail).
That does not matter too much I guess.
ian >Tim Cutts has produced an experimental Debian package of Exim and has
ian >been testing it. Tim: is your package ready for putting into our
ian >distribution yet ? Do you want to announce it here perhaps ? Upload
ian >it into `experimental' ?
ian >Tim has also adapted the `smailconfig' script for Exim.
I dont know why people are so shy about uploading experimental packages.
Packages need to be evaluated to be improved so please out with it.
Same for glibc etc.
ian > Every time I've said anything about Qmail somewhere the author has
ian >mailed me to complain. He even occasionally posts flames to the
ian >exim-users list ...
Hmm. Usually developers have strong opinions and are not easy to go along
with. I think the same is true for you and me <G>. Dont worry too much
ian > Exim has been tested on a number of large and very large sites,
ian >and seems to outperform Sendmail. Smail, PP and Qmail are a long way
I'd be really curious to see it.
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