Re: Which mail server?
On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 12:00 +0000, Brett Parker wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 07:44:18PM +0800, Shane Chrisp wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 11:00 +0000, Cameron L. Spitzer wrote:
> > > > Is qmail is good enough or do I have to choose postfix or exim? Which
> > > > one and why?
> > >
> > > Qmail's got two problems that were enough for me to
> > > replace it.
> > >
> > > 1. It doesn't know how to reject anything in the SMTP
> > > cycle. It swallows everything and then barfs up the crap.
> > > Generates a lot of backscatter. So much that you can get
> > > blocked by AOL if some spammer spoofs them a lot.
> > This is not quite true. There is patches and helper programs which do
> > reject at the smtp level. Using ucspi-tcp allows the blocking of
> > messages at the smtp conversation, and then combined with simscan you
> > can also do filtering of spam and viruses and drop them at the smtp
> > conversation level as well.
> Right - so qmail needs patching to make it usable...
These are actually just helper prog's. Not patches. Im not going to
start a this MTA is the best and that one is crap. I was simply pointing
out something which wasnt in the previous post. Like anything, you use
what you feel comfortable with and think suits your needs best.