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Old 02-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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Courier SMTP vs postfix?

I know Postfix and Sendmail are really great smtp servers according to what I have read. but I wanted a really simple and comprehensive server and then I found Courier which can handle SMTP POP3 IMAP AND VIRTUAL I am thinking I can skip postfix and sendmail and just install courier.but I am worried about performance and security.does anybody have any opinions?

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:51 AM   #2
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I've always used Postfix as my SMTP server, then I typically bolt on Courier to handle POP and IMAP functions.. everything works rather well setup in this fashion.. I've never really considered trying to run just Courier..

Check for some comparative reviews.. (make sure to look at the subjective charachteristics in this one.. ) - no Courier as MTA in this review..

If you want a very comprehensive server with minimal configuration take a look at Zimbra.. what a nice piece of work. install a couple packages, configure through a web interface. ajax web client. very nice.
Old 02-12-2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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I have a Live email server dvd that is configured with Qmail, it has a host of other web-based admin software, squirrelmail for webmail etc.... Everything is done and ready to go, since it's a live distro you can run it without having to install anything first, and then you can get a feel for it before installing it to the hard drive, if your interested


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