postfix or qmail?
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Sat Jun 18 15:21:05 GMT 2005
Luciano Musacchio wrote:
>I've a simple question, postfix or qmail? :), I've a fair review for both from
>some linux admins, now, I want to know fbsd's community opinion :). The mail
>server (now running sendmail) serves ~300 accounts.
From limited experience, Postfix is much better documented and has a
great O'Reilly book. So far, everything I've needed to do, postfix just
did. IMHO, the main author has a great track record in the Unix world.
qmail documentation is, as far as I can tell, just "Life with Qmail"
(google should do it). It has some interesting tricks (an email address
like "user" can automatically have aliases like "user-*) that I haven't
really explored, but the manual pages are just rubbish. It also uses a
Maildir format by default and takes a bit of tweaking to use regular
I haven't done anything tricky with it qmail, so take this with a pinch
of salt, but I'd buy the O'Reilly book and pick Postfix.
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