[Mailman-Users] Re: mail server recommendations?

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Aug 28 04:12:11 CEST 2003

At 6:28 PM -0700 2003/08/27, Will Yardley wrote:

>  I will third the suggestion to check out Postfix. I've used it on
>  both very large scale systems (multiple mail machines, 30k+ users per
>  cluster of machines), as well as on my own workstations.

	I've run larger scale systems.  On the clusters of machines I've 
run, handling traffic for ~1m users, you start seeing issues that 
Wietse has not foreseen, and because of the scale of the problem is 
difficult for him to replicate.  In those cases, the thing that 
matters is whether or not you can get him interested in helping you 
to solve your problem.

	However, if you're not anywhere close to that size, you're not 
likely to have those kinds of problems.

>  There may be certain features that it lacks, but I haven't ever run up
>  against them, and I imagine most people will find the same thing.

	I have.  See above.

	That said, for smaller sites, I still think it's the better 
choice for many people.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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