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Old 01-18-2004, 03:01 PM   #1
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whats the most used/popular mail-server combination??


I have been reading about qmail being the best mail server application...I posted a thread a week back too...I came to know that qmail is easy to configure than the others plus its the best in terms of security...

But, I have also noticed that there are lot of different configurations where qmail is used...for instance

qmail used with sendmail
qmail used with postfix
qmail used with procmail
qmail and fetchmail..and so on........

and I also read about qmail-toaster thats a GUI for qmail which uses bind, apache and mysql servers...

Thats confusing me becos I would like to know whats the best combination...A better way of asking this question can be-

1. What is the most popular way to implement qmail?

and

2. What does the Industry use mostly..( which combination?) - ( feel free to specify your own preference too)

Secondly, Red Hat 9 also includes the ipop3 and imap servers...i would like to know

1. Are they secure enough to be used in a commercial environment?
2. What are the most popular/most sought-after pop3/imap server apps other than these default?
 
Old 01-18-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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Re: whats the most used/popular mail-server combination??

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1. What is the most popular way to implement qmail?
This would really depend on how you are planning on using Qmail. Is it going to be used accept mail for user accounts or to send large volumes of outbound mail? You'll need to plan you installation to make sure that you get all the patches and components that will provide the services you require.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:37 AM   #3
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Thats what i am looking to find out....what mail server combos do different people implement ? I would appreciate if I got to know of at least couple of good combinations...

Regards,

amit
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:06 AM   #4
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Qmail, Sendmail, and Postfix are all MTAs. You only need one of them. My previous comment was related to Qmail only, not how to pair Qmail with another MTA. Are you using Qmail for user accounts (ie do you need POP service)? Or are you going to use it for sending to mailing lists (ie high volume, high concurrency)? We need to know how you are going to use it to recommend patches and related packages.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:17 AM   #5
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i use qmail (MTA)+ qmail-scanner (Check virus)+ webimiau (webmail)

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