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Re: exim or postfix for home modem user?

On Sat, 8 Jun 2002 06:04:22 +0000 (UTC), Dan Jacobson <jidanni@deadspam.com> wrote:
> I wan reading in the exim FAQ:
> Q1403: How should Exim be configured when it is acting as a temporary
> storage system for a domain on a dial-up host?
> A1403:  Exim isn't really designed for this, but... 
> Anyways, I'm junior home user Dan.  Every day I connect my modem for
> 20 minutes to my ISP to exchange mail and browse.  Do I want to go
> with the woody installation default and use "exim" or should I instead
> opt for the postfix I was using on Mandrake 7.2 which I am leaving for
> woody?

I think you are misinterpreting the FAQ here. The question relates to
the ISP storing mail for a dialup user, not the other way around.

In my experience exim and postfix are both excellent MTAs. They share
the very desirable property of not being sendmail. Configuring exim is
not as straightforward as postfix, especially if you need to do
something outside the scope of eximconfig. I would say that if you are
familiar with postfix, you may as well go with postfix. It should be a
drop in replacement for exim and no other package should notice the

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