Email server recommendation

Brad Davis brd at
Wed May 9 16:19:41 UTC 2007

On 5/9/07, Richard McNeilly <richardm at> wrote:
> I am trying to plan a ISP deployment using FreeBSD.  I am more familiar
> with Linux but during my research, it's been pointed out that FreeBSD is
> the more stable and reliable choice for an ISP.  Especially as an email
> server.
> What is the best way to manage the addition of new users to the email
> server?  local users or is there a database solution.  Also is there a
> software package available to easily administer email accounts or does
> it all have to be done with custom scripts.
> I would welcome any suggestions of anecdotes of experience.

I highly recommend running Postfix.. It is a very easy to learn and
has lots of advanced features such as being able to authenticate/query
databases (mysql,postgres) or LDAP in addition to the normal stuff.

I also recommend this book (The Book of Postfix):

Brad Davis

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