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Re: Postfix as default MTA?

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On 28 Jun 1999 14:58:46 -0400, Michael Alan Dorman wrote:

>I'll tell you what I like about postfix---like qmail, it's got a
>segmented architecture, which means that local delivery doesn't
>require forking a large process so that it can in turn exec a small

    Oh god, right there, no.  1000% *NO*.  I really disliked qmail's
segmented architecture.

>I get the impression exim does the same---which worriesme.  Is my worry 
>unfounded?  Possibly.  I tried exim once, and disliked the configuration---I 
>found sendmail+M4 to be easier.

    Exim's configuration is quite simple.  The docs just suck.  As for your
worries, yes, they are unfounded.  Exim handles both filtering and delivery
so there is no need for such tools as deliver and procmail.

>As for heavy loads, as someone else pointed out, postfix delivers all
>the freebsd mailing lists, plus some ietf or internic stuff---I
>honestly forget.

    Right, but do we have that for all MTAs so we can compare?  See what I'm
getting at.  People are making comparisons based on incomplete data.

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