Re: Newbie: Is there a basic Debian-for-ISP HOWTO?
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- From: Marcin Sochacki <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 09:23:16 +0200
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On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 10:55:58AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> exim is basically smail done right.
> it's adequate for a small site with low mail volumes, but it doesn't
> scale very well.
Have you got some real experimental data about exim's scalability
or just guessing?
> IMO, exim is a poor choice of default MTA by debian. unfortunately,
> that choice was made before postfix was a viable alternative. there
> have been a few attempts to get the default MTA changed, it gets
> discussed for a few days or weeks, most people agree that it would be
> a good thing to do, but nothing happens.
IMO, exim and postfix are comparable and there's no huge difference
which favours one of them. I use exim in all my installations, they are
usually small to medium size, but even with big ones, I would consider
exim as a good MTA.
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