Spamassasin, sendmail, Postfix

Alberto Mijares amijaresp at
Tue Mar 23 00:45:24 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Jerry <freebsd.user at> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 16:00:17 -0430
> Alberto Mijares <amijaresp at> articulated:
>> As I see it, FreeBSD is, in fact, a DNS server or a mail server by
>> default, between others and if I want. And since Postfix has some
>> limitations vs. Sendmail, I'm glad that is sendmail the choice of
>> FreeBSD.
>> I also must say that I frecuently use Postfix for Mail Servers, if I
>> don't need exotic features.
> Out of morbid curiosity, what limitations and exotic features?
> --
> Jerry

Hi Jerry,

You can achieve some kind of dynamic rules by using "lookup tables" or
the pipe(8) daemon in Postfix. However, Sendmail has many more
predefined macros, which can be used in rule sets for handle dynamic
routing, headers-rewrites, queues, milters, MDA's, etc, for example.
That's what I meant when said "limitations and exotic features". Not
saying that Postfix is "bate quebrado" ;-)

Without being a fan, I rise the flag for Postfix; I just know the
power of Sendmail too.

Best regards

Alberto Mijares

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