2009/9/28 Karl Vogel <vogelke+u...@pobox.com <vogelke%2bu...@pobox.com>>
> >> 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 > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > exim is worth a look, it scales very well and is fairly easy to understand. I also has a very powerful acl language for filtering and plugs directly into lots of av/anti spam stuff _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"