Re: Sendmail vs Exim vs Others
On Friday 30 January 2004 12:40 am, Steve Lamb wrote:
> > qmail, by default, will not relay AT ALL, and I have found it very
> > easy to install and setup.
> o.O I've had to work with QMail and I have to say that it is one
> big giant headache.
I disagree, but we are each entitled to our opinions.
> To get any decent security requires that you need to patch in at least
> 6-7 different patches because the license forbids redistribution of
> modified source.
I've added patches for various purposes, but not for security. What
security problems were you patching against?
> Speaking of the source every single person I've ever heard look at it
> thinks it is atrociously written and hates working on it. Fo some
> reason I believe them because of the atrocious logging that it does as
> well as the idiotic ideas which are ingrained into the system.
What "idiotic" ideas? qmail is designed to be secure, fast, and simple -
and it achieves those goals quite well.
It does show its age, though - many features common to other MTAs are
missing and need to be patched in. That's the only real complaint I have
about it, and it's only a hassle at installation time.
At the same time, qmail's flexibility (due to its modular design) has
allowed me to do things I don't think I could do with other MTAs.
> In short, QMail is the Windows of MTAs.
No, I think Sendmail holds that title, and probably will for the