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Old 08-18-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
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Question RedHat - Qmail and Sendmail - Question?


Hi,

About to build a RH 7.2 webserver.
I'm going to use qmail instead of sendmail.
Do you know of any problem with this type of build?

For some reason I invision RH being dependant to Sendmail.
Will RH switch it's dependencies to qmail.

Any other comments on your experience with a RH/qmail server is welcome. Especial those who have servers that never have had sendmail on them and have used qmail from the start.


Thanks,

360

Last edited by 360; 08-18-2003 at 01:03 PM.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:03 PM   #2
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I suggest Postfix rather than QMail in your situation. QMail can be a beast to set up ... Postfix provides the same performance as QMail and is easier to setup.

So if you have no specific reason for going with QMail go with Postfix I'd suggest :-)
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:07 PM   #3
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hmmm... I just spent the last 3 days learning qmail... install and config...

I heard it was much more stable, secure and less resource intensive than sendmail.

Had a little trouble with install but it was my mistakes.

Becuase of time and effort, I'll have to stick with qmail.

Thanks,

360

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Old 08-18-2003, 02:03 PM   #4
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Well postfix is as performant as qmail, has much easier configuration and has features qmail doesn't provide without patching :-)

I've studied postfix for 2 hours and set up a pretty secure server with features like smtp auth over tls, etc. It's really easy. All of our servers are now based on Postfix 2.0.14 :-)


I recommend Postfix - but it's your choice :-)
 
Old 08-20-2003, 07:14 PM   #5
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i run qmail on my rh8 and rh9 servers. it is not that diffcult to setup and install. do a google search for "Life with qmail".

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