>> On Sun, 27 Sep 2009 06:01:22 -0700 (PDT), >> Aflatoon Aflatooni <aaflato...@yahoo.com> said:
A> I am running a server that is acting as the mail server for only A> internal users (about 50 users). Currently we are running Sendmail... First things first: if you're happy with Sendmail and your system works to your satisfaction, I'd leave it be. Just watch your logs and keep an eye out for security patches. A> I am wondering if qmail is thought to be better than sendmail. There are fanboys on all three sides of that question ("yes", "no", and "qmail bites, use this-other-MTA instead"). I switched from sendmail to qmail on a server because I had an odd corner case that qmail happened to handle just about perfectly. I also botched a qmail install on my own workstation, didn't feel like finding out what I did wrong, and decided to install Postfix instead. I've had fine experiences with both qmail and Postfix. If you're using a system that's a little under-powered, you might appreciate Dr. Bernstein's efforts to make qmail and its supporting tools *very* frugal with OS resources. If you're used to the sendmail way of doing things, you'd probably be better off with Postfix. I like Dr. Bernstein's programming approach, but be prepared to spend time getting used to his way of setting up network daemons, etc. It's internally consistent but *very* different. It takes me 30-40 minutes to install all of the qmail stuff from source because I've done it at least 6 or 7 times; I could probably cut that in half if I didn't save build and installation outputs for my logs. My first time took most of a weekend to figure out what was going on. A> Any suggestions on spam filters like spam-assassin? I tried SA a few years ago, and it was a little heavy-weight for my filtering needs. I use a simple Bayesian filter (ifile) trained on around 100,000 spams plus some procmail rules, and I get along fine. Your mileage will vary. I saw some other comments: >> Qmail is not, nor has it been, actively supported for years. Depends on what you mean by support. The user community is very active; have a look at http://www.ornl.gov/lists/mailing-lists/qmail/ if you doubt it. OTOH, said community can be a bit, um, brusque, but the Qmail Handbook and the "Life with Qmail" webpage filled in the blanks for me. >> Qmail has a very limited set of features... It's intended to handle one problem well, which it does. If you have some other requirements, http://www.qmail.org/ probably has a plugin that will do what you want. OK, now let's settle which text editor is best. -- Karl Vogel I don't speak for the USAF or my company They say marriages are made in heaven. So is thunder and lightning. --Clint Eastwood _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"