postfix vs. qmail?

MikeM the.lists at
Wed Jun 29 13:13:16 GMT 2005

On 6/29/2005 at 8:48 AM brian.barto at 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 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).  

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