[olug] qmail or sendmail - behind Cox of course...

Phil Brutsche phil at giedi.obix.com
Wed Mar 20 05:35:52 UTC 2002

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> Hi Everybody,
> I'm trying to build my new web server for my www.mvjs.com web site - I'm =
> trying to get sendmail figured out to work behind the Linksys router and =
> such, but wondering if qmail is simplier to install/configure?

If you're not familiar with configuring & running email servers, they'll
both be complex to install & configure.

I would recommend Exim, as one of the most straightforward configuration
systems out there, doesn't need 10000 [1] conflicting third party patches
to fix bugs or add functionality, and has a hell of a lot of excellent
documentation [2][3].

OTOH, most people on this list use qmail, so you're more likely to be able
to find lots of people willing to help when you inevitably run into

[1] OK, it's more like 3 or 4, but you get the idea

[2] As you can tell, I'm not impressed with people's insistence on using
imperfect solutions like sendmail, qmail, or postfix when The Perfect SMTP
Agent is already available :)

[3] You might have guessed that I'm just slightly opinionated when it
comes to these things :)




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