[SunHELP] Sendmail or squirrelmail on solaris install advice...

Marvin Cummings marvinc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 17:17:56 CST 2004

Yes I'm inexperienced with sendmail and the others mentioned and while
I appreciate you clearing up the differences between the two I don't
see a reason to deviate from it this because of that. That's why I
mentioned that it will relay to an exchange 2003 server on an internal
network. With that said, I'm only interested in seeing if anyone has
documented this type of setup and now that I have a basic
understanding of the differences I can continue on in my searching
before initiating and documenting my own steps.
What I've found in my travels in the this IT world is that nothing is
impossible to learn provided you posses the desire to learn it. The
hard part is the advice or level of assistance you get along the way.


On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 18:00:11 -0500, Phil Stracchino
<alaric at caerllewys.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 03:43:02PM -0500, Marvin Cummings wrote:
> > I'm looking to install one of these apps, preferrably sendmail onto a
> > solaris 8 system that will relay to an exchange 2003 server on an
> > internal network. Would anyone happen to have a documented setup like
> > this around that they'd care to share? Or anyone have any links on on
> > this type of solution? Anyone have a preference over the other? This
> > will be a first ever install of either of these on solaris so any well
> > described processes are welcome.
> OK, to start with:
>    Sendmail is a mail TRANSFER agent.  it transfers mail between your
>    system and other systems.
>    Squirrelmail is a web-based mail USER agent.  It allows remote users
>    to read their mail on your system using their web browser.
> The difference is important, and they are not interchangeable.
> Secondly:  By the sound of it, you are very inexperienced with mail
> systems.  This being the case, I would not recommend Sendmail.  Proper
> setup and configuration of Sendmail is arcane and cryptic, and not for
> beginners.  You might have better luck trying Postfix, Exim or Qmail.
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