[Mailman-Users] MTAs

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Sat Mar 26 06:35:42 CET 2005

On 3/25/2005 19:05, "Brad Knowles" <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:

> At 6:31 PM -0800 2005-03-25, John W. Baxter wrote:
>>  But at any rate, Exim 3 to ?? Is a very good opportunity to consider Postfix
>>  rather than Exim 4 as the ??.  Mailman 2.x to 3.0 will likely present a
>>  similar opportunity to look around at what else there is.
> I suspect that Mailman 2.x to 3.x will not be that rough.  Yes,
> the architectural changes internally are quite massive, but I see no
> reason that a "make upgrade" process shouldn't be able to read the
> old pickle format data and rewrite that into whatever the new format
> is.  I don't think that Mailman is as complex a program as either
> postfix or Exim, and I don't think the changes are going to be that
> painful.
> Of course, I wasn't around for the 2.0.x to 2.1.x conversion, so
> I can't speak for how this has worked in the past.
>>                                                             (The seemingly
>>  never-ending lack of Majordomo 2 was what moved us to Mailman from
>>  Majordomo.)
> What drove me to Mailman was not the lack of Majordomo2 per se,
> but was that there were so many additional things I had to add to the
> system to get it working the way I wanted, and adding Majorcool plus
> MHonArc to our existing Majordomo installation was likely to be about
> as painful as switching everything over to Mailman instead.
> Mailman is certainly not perfect, but I think it's a lot more
> scalable and certainly more easily managed than Majordomo, and that's
> good enough for me.

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