Re: Sendmail vs. ?
On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 01:18:41PM -0400, Richard A Nelson wrote:
> I guess my thoughts are:
> 1) Let me know what sendmail can do to help
> 2) If you want to switch, check to see if you've got anything tricky
> in your rules - you *WILL* loose functionality with any other MTA
> (turing complete control language). If you've a fairly genereric
> sendmail.mc - you're probably ok
This is not true, Exim allows much more flexibility with configuration,
sendmail cannot handle seperate virtual domains (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org is
not the same as email@example.com) which is very usefull when running, for
instance, web-based email services, and you don't want the usernames
for it to conflict with your shell accounts on another domain, same server.
> 3) I've heard (no experience) that Postfix is probably the easiest migration
It seems that you've had little experience with anything but sendmail,
so you're opinion may be rather biased.
I have used sendmail, exim, postfix and qmail and I think that exim and
postfix are very good, high performance yet easily configurable and
maintainable mail servers. Qmail I here gives better performance, but
it's a hassle to maintain.
I migrated from sendmail to exim and it was extremely easy (thanks to
exim's amble documentation).