# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-02-04 14:20:55 -0600: > I am looking for an alternative MTA to replace sendmail on my freebsd > 4.7-rel box. My question is i have searched google quite extensively and > found : > > Qmail > Courier > Postfix > > I would like some opinions as to which of the 3 above is better in > regards to security, authentication features, reliability, performance > etc... and i guess which would be recommended for providing ./Maildir/ > accounts to about 200-300 people VIA Courier IMAP.
I run four Postfixes (one of them with Courier-IMAP), and one Qmail with vpopmail. Postfix is IMO easier to install and administer, but doesn't have a point'n'click interface. It also looks like Postfix is a much faster moving target than Qmail, e. g. the virtual address/mailbox support has been evolving quite a lot, and the configuration changed in Postfix-2. I wouldn't recommend Courier; I don't know the SMTP part of the pack, but the IMAP server is pretty admin-hostile in that it doesn't log almost anything at all, so when you run into trouble, you're left to guessing, and hacking the source. -- If you cc me or remove the list(s) completely I'll most likely ignore your message. see http://www.eyrie.org./~eagle/faqs/questions.html To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message