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Re: Sendmail vs Exim vs Others

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 21:40:28 -0800
Steve Lamb <grey@dmiyu.org> wrote:

> Adam Aube wrote:
> > My personal preference is qmail. Not sure if it's available in the Debian 
> > archive or not, but you can check out www.qmail.org for more info - look 
> > for the links to netqmail.
>      Probably not given the nature of its license.
> > 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.  It was last actively developed in a day and age when SMTP 
> could be fairly open.  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.  
That's unusual.
To be honest, I haven't looked at it seriously because it's not free, but everybody I've asked that has had experience with it, says that it is up there with the best as far as security goes.


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