[Mailman-Users] mail server recommendations?
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Aug 28 00:13:10 CEST 2003
At 2:21 PM -0700 2003/08/27, Aviram Carmi wrote:
> If I am to make changes to sendmail might as well install another
> server which will be better/easier for me as a non-admin person to
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> Any recommendations/suggestions?
> Should I even bother to replace sendmail?
Sendmail is quite capable of doing the job. However, many people
find it difficult to configure and manage.
For smaller sites, or sites wishing to have a simpler
configuration file, I find that postfix generally works very well.
It has one of the simplest configuration files that I have ever seen,
and comes configured out-of-the-box to be just about the perfect MTA
for a mailing list.
I've also heard good things about Exim, but my own experiences so
far have been less positive with it than with postfix. Note that
Exim is not designed to be a drop-in replacement for sendmail,
whereas postfix works very hard to function correctly in this role.
If you'd like to learn more about postfix, you may want to check
out the article at
and read the pages that they link to.
You should also read the Mailman FAQ, question 4.2 "Which MTA
should I use with Mailman?", at
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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