[Mailman-Users] MTAs for huge lists on mailman2
J C Lawrence
claw at cp.net
Wed Apr 19 21:28:37 CEST 2000
On Wed, 19 Apr 2000 16:42:05 +0100
Nigel Metheringham <Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk> wrote:
> Which MTAs are people using with mailman for large lists (> 5000
Historically I've used Exim, which I know you're well familiar
with. Were I to do it now, I'd go for Postfix without a single
> Different MTAs have different trade-offs. Exim (and smail) routes
> all recipients before starting delivery - so this configuration
> could have a long startup delay before it starts delivering, but I
> don't currently have a feel for how significant this is especially
> where there is nearby cached DNS and a decent list throughput.
> Qmail effectively makes a separate envelope for each user, so
> deliveries will start very fast.
> I don't know what postfix and sendmail do...
I believe in this regard you can consider QMail and Postfix as
similar. Certainly their base designs are very similar. Factually,
the only reasons I'd go with Postfix versus QMail in the statement
-- I find Dan B a pain and I get along well with Vietse Wenema.
-- I generally find Dan B offensive but technically correct, and
Vietse technically correct as modified by politeness.
-- I can't read QMail code, and I can read Postfix code.
-- Qmail is held very tightly to Dan's chest and Postfix is
getting a good spread of distributed developer attention with
much open diecussion and submission of patches.
J C Lawrence Internet: claw at kanga.nu
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