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RE: Which mail server?

If you're managing it yourself and handling the addition of domains and
addresses then I would recommend Postfix and Cyrus as the fastest and
simplest to configure solution.

If you want the ability for web interfaces and client access to manage
accounts then Qmail and Courier would be the simplest/quickest option.

Mitch Pope

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Goirand [mailto:thomas@goirand.fr] 
Sent: Friday, 24 February 2006 1:52 PM
To: debian-isp@lists.debian.org
Cc: debian-isp@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Which mail server?

Serhan D. KIYMAZ wrote:
> Hi,
> I've installed qmail, dovecot, vpopmail, clamav, spamassain for mail 
> sending and receiving on a RH EL4 server.
> Tomorrow I'll setup a new Debian server and move mail server on that 
> machine.
> Dovecot IMAP works perfect with Outlook, but it doesn't support ACL. 
> Courier has problems with Outlook. I never tried Cyrus before but it 
> supports ACL. Is there known Outlook issues with Dovecot?
Dovecot is a lot faster than courier, no need to bench, you can even 
feel it using a webmail.
> Is qmail is good enough or do I have to choose postfix or exim? Which 
> one and why?
Qmail is pretty good, but the stock qmail-src package given by Debian is 
IMHO not enough to have a good setup. I suggest that you have a look to 
qmail-spp or qmail-rocks package and compile from source. Postfix has 
the good advantage to be available as binary with all needed options. 
Something like that will give you a working system very fast:

apt-get remove exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light 
nfs-common portmap pidentd pcmcia-cs pppoe pppoeconf ppp pppconfig pidentd

apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql postfix-tls sasl2-bin libsasl2 
libsasl2-modules mlmmj courier-authmysql courier-imap courier-pop 
courier-maildrop squirrelmail

The only real problem I found with Dovecot is that I found no way of 
doing traffic accounting with it (it doesn't even log it).


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