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Old 09-15-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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Sendmail - huh?


I'm used to Postfix. I've never tinkered with Sendmail, so I don't really feel comfortable running it.

Is Postfix a viable solution for Slackware?

Is there a special reason why it's not among the "official" packages?

Should I compile Postfix from source, or can the packages from linuxpackages.net be trusted?

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Old 09-15-2006, 03:32 PM   #2
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I'd suggest compiling from source, so you don't have to satisfy others
idea of what packages postfix depends on. As to WHY Pat sticks with
sendmail - only Pat can answer that. But I do appreciate that he doesn't
feel like setting up two candidates, specially since it wouldn't be long
before someone asked for exim and another one for qmail.


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Old 09-15-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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Source it is then!

I can always crawl back to the ease of a package, if my hand isn't steady enough for the act of compiling Postfix.

And you're probably right about the WHY, though I really wouldn't mind if Pat had opted for Postfix instead. hehe

Thomas
 
Old 09-15-2006, 06:31 PM   #4
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Same here, mate, I find sendmail a night-mare.... but I still like Slack
as a whole best ;}


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Old 09-15-2006, 06:47 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TL_CLD

Is there a special reason why it's not among the "official" packages?
I would guess it's because Postfix has an IBM Open Source license and therefore not GPL.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:21 AM   #6
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Postfix compiles and runs great in Slack.

My mail is running the latest postfix with supports from SA (spamassassin), clamav, amavisd-new, courier-imap, courier-authlib, maildrop, cyrus-sasl, openssl's latest and mysql 5.0.x all compiled from source.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:25 AM   #7
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Except SA which is from CPAN and I don't want to forget mentioning - Postgrey.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 07:05 AM   #8
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Postfix runs like a champ on Slackware. I created a blog post about adding spam / virus filtering that is super simple: http://matt-darby.com/?p=30
 
  


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