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.