Mail server recomendations (was: is the list the right place
ray at stilltech.net
Mon Feb 12 13:30:23 UTC 2007
From: "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm at toybox.placo.com>
To: "John Nielsen" <lists at jnielsen.net>, <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Cc: Ray <ray at stilltech.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 20:04:11 -0800
Subject: Re: Mail server recomendations (was: is the list the right place
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Nielsen" <lists at jnielsen.net>
> To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Cc: "Ray" <ray at stilltech.net>
> Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 10:57 PM
> Subject: Re: Mail server recomendations (was: is the list the right
> > On Saturday 10 February 2007 01:33, Ray wrote:
> > > I'm looking for a package (or set of packages) that would provide a
> > > server with the following capabilities
> > >
> > > minimally:
> > > pop and smtp access that could handle 20 to 100 domains and 200 to
> > > mail boxes.(allowing some room for future growth)
> > SMTP: sendmail is part of the base system and is pretty powerful but
> has a
> > steep learning curve. There are alternatives available in the ports,
> > the more popular being postfix. Others such as qmail may also be
> > researching.
> I would caution anyone against using the alternatives. There are a lot
> that use them successfully, but sendmail is far more popular in terms
> installs - this is no doubt because it is used in the larger mail
> servers on
> Internet, and the alternatives are more used on home or small servers.
> reason you want to use Sendmail is that once you learn how to use it,
> is knowledge that you have a much higher chance of re-using in the
Thanks for the pointer.
> > I use clamAV on my mailserver, works great and keeps itself
> > pretty well. Easy integration with sendmail via a milter. For spam
> > likely want a combination of techniques. SpamAssassin is a good
> > point. Also look at the DNS black- or greylisting features of your
> > program (I use a couple realtime DNS blacklists with sendmail).
> you can also use greylist-milter with sendmail, it works well.
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