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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: MTA of the Year
sendmail 147 30.31%
PostFix 221 45.57%
qmail 65 13.40%
Exim 52 10.72%
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:29 PM   #1
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MTA of the Year

What mail server do you prefer?
Old 12-31-2004, 04:15 AM   #2
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qmail is fast and reliable

while sendmail is easy to configure
Old 12-31-2004, 04:35 AM   #3
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Definately sendmail.
Old 12-31-2004, 10:11 AM   #4
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I love postfix... its always been friendly to me
Old 12-31-2004, 10:44 AM   #5
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i vote the N line rofl
Old 12-31-2004, 10:57 AM   #6
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Originally posted by masand
qmail is fast and reliable

while sendmail is easy to configure
Sendmail easy to configure? Hehe.. you must be some kind of guru or something. Sendmail is utterly confusing for most, I know sysadmins that have used it for years that still can't grasp all of it..

Postfix is my choice, we just replaced qmail at work with it.. qmail just couldn't quite handle our mail at times under heavy loads and in my personal opinion, I'd rather use sendmail over qmail any day of the week.
Old 12-31-2004, 02:15 PM   #7
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Thumbs up

Vote for Postfix.
Old 01-01-2005, 11:13 AM   #8
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I like Xmail.
I used it on Windows with Apache2Triad and I am going to use it on Linux....
Why it isn'it in the list?
Old 01-02-2005, 12:39 AM   #9
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I use SME Server 6.0 which uses sendmail, Squirrel mail and what else I don't know, haven't bothered to go that far into yet.
Old 01-02-2005, 04:55 AM   #10
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I'm an old Debian guy... No, it's configuration is nice. And (of course) its Free Software...
Old 01-02-2005, 08:49 AM   #11
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Just 4 Postfix
Old 01-02-2005, 10:24 PM   #12
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Postfix all the way!
Old 01-03-2005, 10:07 AM   #13
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WHA??? Where's FakeMTA?!
FakeMTA- it's the best!
Old 01-03-2005, 09:10 PM   #14
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Netqmail 1.05 is better.
Old 01-04-2005, 01:06 PM   #15
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qmail after I found


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