Re: (OT) Prejudice against sendmail?
On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 00:36 +0200, T wrote:
> My suggestion, speaking from my heart breaking experiences, is that if you
> are a normal user, not a mail expert or system admin who need to play with
> mail configuration as you full time job, stick with sendmail, and keep
> away with postfix, exim, etc.
I don't understand your logic. An full time mail admin would easily get
his head around any MTA, and might opt for sendmail because of it's
configurability. But an ordinary user who don't know much about how
> Why? You'll have better support. Recently I need to config my MTA to use
> smarthost to talk to my ISP. For several weeks, I tried to do it with
> Exim. Then another several weeks on postfix, I searched and asked, all
> efforts ended no where.
If you had tried google:
The second hit would have given you the answer:
Also, if you go to www.postfix.org, click on "Documentation" and then on
the first link "Basic Configuration" it takes you to page with examples
of just that:
And lets not forget that when you install postfix on debian it actually
asks you if you want to configure a smarthost, and even if you say no,
it still puts the relevant line in the config file.
You could have solved this on your own in a minute.
And if you had asked on the postfix mailing list you would definitely
have had a response. The author, and at least two other guys who really
know their stuff, patiently answer even the most basic repetitive
> Regarding better support, which's the most important thing to me as a
> normal user, sendmail is much much better than other MTAs.
If you had asked on the postfix mailing list you would definitely have
had a response. The author, and at least two other guys who really know
their stuff, patiently answer even the most basic repetitive questions.
Just because you know sendmail much better than the other MTAs (if you
don't know how to setup a relayhost in postfix then I take it you don't
know much else about postfix), doesn't mean sendmail is really easier.
It's just easier for you.