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Re: default MTA for sarge

Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 08:25:47PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> Why? Do you have any compelling reasons against exim?

> it's more that postfix has numerous compelling advantages.  it's
> small, it's fast, it's very flexible, it's very easy to configure,
> it's secure, it scales beautifully from the very smallest mail
> systems to the very largest, and more.

You are mixing up advantages with marketing blabla or are comparing
postfix with sendmail.
Installed-Size: 1213
Installed-Size: 1380
Yes, both include lots of documentation and neither is big.

fast, it scales beautifully:
In the first place MTA performance is a non-issue for 99 percent of
all hosts, in the second place exim does not seem to be much slower,
if tuned correctly.

it's very flexible:
That describes exim perfectly.

it's very easy to configure:
Exim is, too.

Exim is documented a lot better (Yes, I have compared it) and offers
wonderful debugging mechanisms (That is what you get on the pro-side
for being one executable).

One of the nicest things about postfix is imho, that it is better
adapted to binary redistribution because all the separate
lookups (-ldap, -mysql, ...) are available as very small add-on
modules, while exim has to actually link against the libraries.
                   cu andreas

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