More food for thought and consideration.
martin f krafft wrote:
also sprach Dale E Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2003.09.04.1447 +0200]:Has it been covered before on this list? I for one would be interested in elaboration, if there is something technically inferior about exim or postfix to qmail or sendmail? Or politically, I suppose, since much of people's dislike about qmail has more to due with "political" than technical reasons.random notes (these are facts and opinions, please don't flame me): - sendmail and exim are both single setuid binaries. bad. - postfix is the most performant of all four. - qmail has an interesting but possibly confusing configuration paradigm - postfix has the easiest configuration, IMHO. - qmail has a good integration with one of the fastest mailing list servers, ezmlm. - exim is very extensible. - qmail does not come with anything but basic mail transfer stuff. if you want things like tls or sasl, you have to patch. - qmail isn't available as a binary package for Debian. - qmail support includes being flamed by the author - postfix and exim support are available here, and if only be me and dman respectively (note that you have to mention my name in a post if you want me to see it. i am writing my phd and am thus filtering messages to not be flooded) - ralf hildebrandt uses postfix (he's the guru, next to wietse. can't think of any more.