Preferred MTA and mail configuration

Goodleaf, John M jgoodlea at
Mon Feb 23 12:08:47 PST 2004

I don't know if others have already chimed in, but I recommend Postfix. I
actually use a combination of Postfix + Courier to handle my mailing needs.
Postfix is by all accounts secure, and is much, much easier to configure
than Sendmail (I'm told by people who pretend to understand Sendmail that
it's much more powerful, but I haven't had any problems with Postfix's
capabilities). Postfix comfortably handles Maildir-style delivery, so it
works fine with Courier-IMAP.


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Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 21:58:57 +0200
From: "Gareth Bailey" <garethb at>
Subject: Preferred MTA and mail configuration
To: "FreeBSD - questions" <freebsd-questions at>
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I'm new to email on FreeBSD. Could someone please advise at what MTA i
should use. I thought courier might be a good choice since it has integrated
POP3 and IMAP servers (bearing in mind i have to serve Outlook clients). I
want simple install.

Thank you

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