So hollistic has this "internet" of humans has become.

I was actually trying to research how to make vpopmail work with postfix
because i HATE the way (or lack thereoff) we have in qmail to put an
extra email in each email sent (like a disclaimer or non disclosure text
in each email).
It seems postfix has a very well documented way to do this, and it seems
ive found a page (in italian) that tells me its also doable in qmail...

Im tired of relying on web pages i scarecely know off to fix my qmail
problems. I want to move to postfix because its so well documented.

So, where can i find the documents to move my vpopmail install from
qmail to postfix?

On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 14:37 -0400, Steve Cole wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 July 2005 14:18, Listas barbarojo wrote:
> > It has been developed in a modular way that makes it extreamly easy to add
> > functionality to it and much more.
> Wrong.  I has been developed in such a way that functionality has to be added 
> in the form of patches, and it is suffering greatly from age now.  qmail is 
> very powerful and vpopmail makes it relatively simple to use, but it is 
> stagnant, old, hard to use without patches and just plain old doesn't work at 
> all if you try to use the original source on a modern system (it'll fail to 
> compile or do strange things).
> DJB let this baby into the wild, but didn't allow it to find its own way.  If 
> it weren't secure and relatively well supported, it would die.  I'll go a 
> step further, if it hadn't been a godsend in 1996 compared to Sendmail, it 
> wouldn't have gone anywhere.  But, times have moved on!  DJB should let it go 
> under some license - maybe BSD or GPL, so that the community can do something 
> with it.  UCSPI-TCP and Daemontools, too.
> It's also hard to program for.  A lot of DJB's code relationships are like a 
> foreign language.  Not that it's wrong, just that it's difficult.  
> > Qmail is a master piece, I can assure you that. I don't know why most of
> > the distributors do not include qmail but nobody can deny that qmail has
> > became the most powerfull and secure mailserver ever and has been growing
> > very very fast.
> It was a masterpiece in 1996.  Now it's just a solid mail server with just 
> enough functionality added by patch maintainers to get the job done.  No 
> doubt it's a workhorse, I have at least 10 machines using qmail for Internet 
> e-mail, but I've seen strange things in the 9 years I've been using it.
> I'm relatively happy with vpopmail + qmail + patches, but saying that qmail 
> is 
> some wondrous software package is bunk.  It's looking mighty old these 
> days... vpopmail and qmail should be one package that gets distributed along 
> with modernization patches, and it would be that way if DJB didn't have his 
> claws of death on a piece of code that he last updated in 1997.  That's 
> abandonment, and the software really is starting to creak in terms of 
> relevancy. 
> (go to, i'm the one who designed the look of it... don't blame me 
> if 
> you don't like the layout, though...)

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