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Old 10-15-2007, 05:02 AM   #1
lasantha
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Smile Sendmail,,,Postfix,,,Qmail,,,,Exim....What?...Why ?...!!!


Hi all,

I trying to select a best mail server product to install and configure a commercial mail server in public. I got four names

1.sendmail
2.postfix
3.qmail
4.exim

By concerning security as a main point, How guys rate thease and wht were the expeinces with thease?

I there any other free product?

Pls senior Gurus, send a comment...
 
Old 10-15-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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Hi all,
I trying to select a best mail server product to install and configure a commercial mail server in public. I got four names
1.sendmail
2.postfix
3.qmail
4.exim
By concerning security as a main point, How guys rate thease and wht were the expeinces with thease?
I there any other free product?
Pls senior Gurus, send a comment...
Recent versions of *ALL* of these have very good security. Sendmail & Postfix are the most widely used, and thus the best choices. By default I'd go with Postfix as it is the current prima-donna; otherwise go with Sendmail if you need extreme configurability (and you will pay the price in configuration complexity).
 
Old 10-16-2007, 01:55 AM   #3
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Hi

Better use Qmail / Sendmail that will be more easy and good to use.

Thankx
Arun
 
Old 10-16-2007, 04:01 AM   #4
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Hi!
I had same problems that you have. I googled a lot, read some howtos and found one which I decided to use. It is dedicated to Debian Etch but you may find it useful:
http://workaround.org/articles/ispmail-etch/

I used it and it worked for me.

Bye,
Matic
 
Old 10-16-2007, 04:25 AM   #5
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All of them are good. The security lies on your security policy implementation. If you use sendmail with open relay and postfix close, then postfix has the better security.

Consider also the bulk of incoming of outgoing emails, I experienced qmail a little bit faster than sendmail, but if there are bulk emails, thousands Im saying, I could say sendmail can better handle this. It's just my experience. I know some will not agree. One more thing qmail is not RFC compatible

See link below.
http://www-dt.e-technik.uni-dortmund...mail-bugs.html
http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/OtherTricks

And oh by the way, sendmail is the mother of all mail transport so..
 
Old 10-16-2007, 06:45 AM   #6
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... One more thing qmail is not RFC compatible ...
Interesting, do you have any reference regarding this information?

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Link does not work.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 10:53 AM   #7
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I think as security goes you we be ok with any of them. I suggest postfix and I have found it to be the easiest to administer. I have used sendmail in the past but we moved on so long ok I don't remember much besides needing to turn run some command on the config file after changes so sendmail could read it. It worked much like lilo did. I know a good number of mail/spam appliances use postfix so thats a good sign for security.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 11:03 AM   #8
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I use Postfix as well.. Easy to configure.

Now if you want something a bit fancier.. take a look at Zimbra

All the OpenSource pieces (postfix, spamassassin, Clam-Antivirus, AJAX based webmail, etc.... ) a real nice piece of work, and installs simply from a couple packages.


Zimbra hosted demo http://www.zimbra.com/products/hosted_demo.php
 
  


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