Help with setting up a mail server

krad kraduk at
Thu Jul 22 12:32:39 UTC 2010

On 22 July 2010 12:26, Ruben de Groot <mail25 at> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 07:35:48PM +0100, krad typed:
> >
> > while we are on the topic of debugging I would recomend exim as an MTA. I
> > manage a few large enterprise mail systems with 10M + active accounts. A
> lot
> > of them are legacy systems that we gained through acquisitions. I
> generally
> > have to support them until we can get the accounts migrated onto the main
> > platform. They are a mixture of exim, postfix, qmail, and sendmail, and
> > quite often are in a poor state when we first get our hands on them. I
> have
> > to say when you are getting mail routing issues exim is by the far the
> > easiest to debug mainly due to the -bt option. When you combine it with
> the
> > debug flag it produced a very detailed output on the mail routing. I have
> > never found such a feature in all the other MTA's above.
> Actually, the -bt option comes from sendmail originally ;)
yep I know exim is sendmail cli compatible, but the output from sendmail is
not the same on exim (interactive prompt). You can probably get similar
output from sendmail, but with most things sendmail it is archaic and

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list