On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 09:05:05PM -0500 or thereabouts, Chris wrote: > I would like to do a mail server. Please uggest a safe, secure way of doint > mail via smtp and pop. I don't want to use any sorta webmail.
You have 4 big choices as far as SMTP goes: 1) sendmail. The ubiquitous MTA; included w/FreeBSD; somewhat difficult to configure (though *much* better now than it once was); notoriously insecure (though still quite good), quite reliable. 2) Postfix. In ports; good alternative to Sendmail; probably the second most common MTA; simple to configure; secure but not bulletproof; reliable. 3) Exim. In ports; very similar to Sendmail (though much easier to configure); not as common as the others; secure but not bulletproof; reliable enough (I haven't used it, at least not for very long). 4) qmail. In ports; pretty much bulletproof (the author will give you $500 if you find an eexploitable hole); not much configuration to do; building it is a bit "different" (but the port helps you there); probably has the best support for the new Maildir format; quite unlike Sendmail in several ways; extremely reliable. My favorites: qmail, then Postfix, then Sendmail, then Exim. (I use qmail currently.) For POP, you could either use qmail-pop3d or qpopper. I'm sure there are others but those are good. (Note that qpopper 2.53 has some security bugs; make sure you use at least 3.0). -- Josh > > TIA > -- > > Best regards, > Chris > ______________________________________________________________________ > > PGP Fingerprint = D976 2575 D0B4 E4B0 45CC AA09 0F93 FF80 C01B C363 > > PGP Mail encouraged / preferred - keys available on common key servers > ______________________________________________________________________ > 01010010011000010110001101100101011100100101100000000000 > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"