[rescue] Mail Server

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Mon Dec 20 22:10:17 CST 2004

sammy ominsky writes ...

> The company is moving AWAY from Exchange and Windows, and the guy
> who'll be my boss if I get the job said they were leaning to
> sendmail, but postfix had been an option as well.


Sendmail is left over from the day when the Big Problem was a diversity of
e-mail address formats.  That's why its configuration file has so many lines
of address rewriting rules.  In those same ancient days, everyone ran open
relays, spam was unheard-of, and security was not an issue.

Postfix is better adapted to modern circumstances.  Its emphasis is on
security, with significant built-in anti-spam features, and a lot more

A lot of sites seem to use Postfix as a gateway to an Exchange server, so
they get Postfix's security and anti-spam features along with Exchange's ...
ummm ... along with whatever it was that made them buy Exchange in the first

I'm a recent Postfix convert, but I've had my shots and I'm no more rabid
about that than about anything else.


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