Python vs C for a mail server

Dan Lowe dan at
Sun Jan 29 08:50:01 CET 2006

On Jan 28, 2006, at 8:39 PM, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:

> On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 18:03:56 +1100, Steven D'Aprano said:
>> Google is your friend. The first four mail servers listed are, in  
>> order:
>> sendmail
>> postfix
>> Microsoft Exchange
>> qmail
> 	Dig a bit deeper, and exim might be a candidate for the list. I'm
> pretty sure O'Reilly has books for sendmail, postfix, and exim; don't
> know about qmail.

O'Reilly does have an Exim book, but it is out of date. It covers the  
3.x family, while 4.x has been out for quite a while now. The 4.x  
family is very different from 3.x, so the book isn't worth a whole  
lot these days.

I'm on my second major mail system deployment built around Exim, and  
would recommend it to anybody needing a robust, flexible mail server.


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