qmail or postfix?

Jerry freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Tue Feb 1 21:04:49 UTC 2011

On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 20:44:24 +0000
Paul Macdonald <paul at ifdnrg.com> articulated:

> so for us folks still using sendmail (which works fine for me)
> what benefits do we get with postfix that'd outweigh the hassles of 
> changing?

Without knowing your exact configuration and requirements, answering
that question is at best a guess. In addition, as a long time
subscriber to the theory, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", the only
way to ascertain that answer would be to study the Postfix documentation
and then decide if it offers better methods of doing whatever it is you
are now doing with your present MTA and if changing MTAs would serve a
useful purpose.

Postfix-2.8 has an impressive feature, "postscreen" built into it. You
can check the documentation for its use and implementation. I don't
believe that Sendmail has any such native function.

The Postfix forum could provide answers to any reasonable question that
you might have regarding the two MTAs. I have no knowledge of what
support is available for Sendmail.

Jerry ✌
FreeBSD.user at seibercom.net

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