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Re: Sendmail or Qmail ? ..

> 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.

I'd add:
- exim has the most extensive and useful documentation

(But I'd love to be proven wrong!)

Dale E. Martin, Clifton Labs, Inc.
Senior Computer Engineer
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