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Re: any recomendedations of documentation for half a dozen services.



Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 03:42:31PM +0000, Clive Menzies wrote:
I've always used exim since using debian, primarily because it is the
default.  Why would you recommend postfix?  I've looked at it
occasionally and I've done a few Ubuntu installs including on my
workstation.  However, I've felt reluctant to use it on servers on the
basis of 'the devil you know'.

I guess I would recommend Postfix because it is what I know :-)

I have found that for some of the things I wanted to do, the
documentation for Postfix was better.

When I first started using exim it was pretty bewildering and I bought
the book in the belief that it is useful to know the default Debian MTA.
Is there any likelihood that Postfix becomes the default?

I don't think that it will change.  Like many other things, the default
MTA is a matter of opinion and lots of people like Exim.  Personally,
I'd like to see the default change, but I don't think it makes that much
of a difference in the long run as you can always change it.


No doubt this is due to my [...] but I still have to find how you use exim4 for routing system messages *and* for sending mail to an internet address. And I found the documentation that comes with it inadequate [for me].

Hugo



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