[Mailman-Users] Outbound smtp email problems (qmail problems)
mengland at mengland.net
Mon May 16 18:57:22 CEST 2005
At 5/16/2005 09:11 AM, Brad Knowles wrote:
>At 11:48 PM -0500 2005-05-15, Matt England wrote:
>> Another note:
>> /usr/lib/sendmail is a qmail executable disguised as sendmail for
> Unfortunately for you, qmail was never designed to be a drop-in
> replacement for sendmail.
That's not my understanding. I've got /usr/lib/sendmail linked to a qmail
gizmo, and it's been working for months now. It says so in the qmail docs.
Is there something I'm missing?
Also, the Sendmail.py-based Mailman stuff appears to be working with no
problems for me (other then the warnings from the Mailman developrs not to
use it...which is why I'm in this investigation).
> Postfix is the only MTA that I know of that *was* designed to be
> a drop-in replacement for sendmail -- at least, as much as is
> possible. If you want to learn more about postfix, I'll be glad to give
> you my summary of why it's one of the best MTAs on the planet for use
> with mailing list servers, as well as point you at plenty of other
> resources that are likely to be useful to you.
Yes, this is a viable option. What more can you tell me and/or what
references can you give me? I invite you to take conversation "offline"
from the list if that's more appropriate?
One curiosity: I'm curious if Postfix can support virtual domains as well
as qmail can? (Maybe that's hard to answer if one does not know
qmail.) When I first looked at Postfix, the seemingly massive amount of
script/config-file setup was completely overwhelming to me...or was that
exim I was checking out? There was some specific set of reasons why I
chose qmail over Postfix, but I can't remember them. The fact that
yahoo.com and smtp.com both seem to be qmail-based systems have a large
pull with me, though; I get the impression Postfix hasn't been around the
block as long as qmail, but that does not mean that it's not stable.
Did I just start a postfix-vs-qmail rat hole? (That could probably help
me, but it may take away from the list.)
>Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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