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Re: Mail server recommendations

Postfix + Cyrus + SASL for simple users. You can add spamassassin + pyzor/rzor & config your SASL to use LDAP or other auth method. For me postfix + cyrus is just a better combi.

On Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 04:13 PM, Alan Chandler wrote:
On 26/10/10 13:20, Carlos Mennens wrote:
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 8:13 AM, Camaleón<noelamac@gmail.com>  wrote:
I like Postfix and Dovecot :-)

I think Postfix is the best open source MTA available on Linux hands
down. I have used Sendmail, Qmail, and Exim and none of them have
given me the flexability and security of Postfix.

I'll just throw in a counter view here. I currently use Exim - starting from the base as configured by Debian and then tweaked to match my requirements. In particular, I am able to use the flexibility that the Exim system provides (for example) understand the difference between mail for me personally and mail for my business account and put them into different Unix accounts (I use Courier IMAP to provide support to read e-mail) and all this despite using the same name.

Another tweak I made is to automatically copy and save all outgoing mail that originated locally. Again a tweak I couldn't find out how to simply do in Postfix.

Previously when I ran mailman mailing lists on the same machine, I was able to have Exim handle them automatically (ie no change to the Exim configuration when I added or removed a mailing list). Again, I couldn't find a way with Postfix to set that up.

Now I accept that I may not be an expert at Postfix, and as such may have missed the way to achieve the flexibility, but just reading and comparing facilities in the Exim and Postfix documentation has always led me to believe that Exim had the ability to tweak things at much more detail than Postfix.

As I said above, I have stuck with Courier IMAP to provide both IMAP (for locally connected computers) and IMAPS for external devices (my iPhone). This has also performed flawlessly for me with the standard configuration provided by Debian.

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