postfix vs. qmail?
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Wed Jun 29 13:48:22 GMT 2005
On 29/06/2005 11:13 PM, MikeM wrote:
> On 6/29/2005 at 8:48 AM brian.barto at spectrum-health.org wrote:
> |For one who wants to host email accounts for multiple domains, which
> |better? I've started installing and configuring qmail according to the
> |tutorial on qmailrocks.org but i'm wondering if i should stop and
> |postfix before pressing on.
> I started using qmail but eventually switched to Postfix. I found that
> qmail required several [conflicting] patches to get the feature level I
> wanted. I also did not like the need to move my box towards what djb
> thought a *nix box should be set up. Postfix seems to want to just
> drop in to a standard environment. But the items that really made the
> choice easy for me are that the Postfix mailing list is excellent, and
> that Postfix development is still alive.
> I host multiple virtual domains with Postfix (and Courier-IMAP for the
> pop3 amd imap support).
I'm another former qmail user who converted to Postfix. I got tired of
having to use unsupported patches for qmail to do anything because it
didn't fit in with djb's view of how the world should work. Postfix
requires a greater time investment in terms of the configuration files,
but happily integrates into FreeBSD and is actively developed.
(Another echo of support for Courier IMAP as well :-)
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