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Old 04-27-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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qmail or postfix which is better???



Hello Everybody,
I am required to install a mail server, i have a confusion of which is better, qmail or postfix??. Which one of the two is easy to install,maintain & secure at the same time? Inputs of any sort are welcome.
Infinite Thanx In Advance
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:44 AM   #2
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I understand exim4 is the best, but why is it you need a mail server at all?

also, please install with local delivery only, unless you know how to disable the open forwarder functionality
 
Old 04-27-2005, 04:23 AM   #3
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My Problem:scratch:

Hello All,
My company has got a buissness mail account with Yahoo.There are about 30 users.Some of these users regularly send huge mails of 7MB or so and they are cc'ed to other local users as they are required to do it as part of there procedure .We have 64kbps internet line serving us.So there is a huge bandwidth problem.So, I want to put up a mail-server that will do the local mail transactions in LAN itself and thus the bandwidth be saved....

Which One Will be Better?
Qmail
Exim
Postfix

Infinite Thanx In Advance
KartheeK
 
Old 04-27-2005, 04:59 AM   #4
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Qmail is very small, fast and VERY secure, but it doesn't take kindly to addons, and is somewhat lacking in features, and support of external programs (MTA-level spam filters, etc)

Exim and Postfix are both excellent MTA's, both VERY feature-rich, and very easy to configure/use. I would personally just grab some example config files for both, and choose whichever one you're happiest with. I'm personally a huge Exim4 fan, there is very little it can't do very quickly and easily, but at first some of the configuration can look intimidating (particularly creating custom routers)
 
Old 04-27-2005, 05:07 AM   #5
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Hello,
Thanx for the input.Can exim be configured on a GUI or is it a command supporter only
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