[CentOS] Recommend Mail Server

Susan Day suzieprogrammer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 17:34:22 UTC 2009


On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> Susan Day wrote:
> > Hi;
> > I don't want sendmail. What's a good secure email server that I can
> > yum? I really only need smtp right now, but who knows what the future
> > will bring?
>
> SMTP only provides for relaying mail.    a mail server typically needs
> a  MTA (message transfer agent, smtp such as sendmail, postfix), a MDA
> (message delivery agent, such as procmail), and a MUA (message user
> agent, such as POP, IMAP, and various local unix mail readers).
>
> any mail server is only as secure as you configure it.     the usual
> alternative to sendmail is postfix, which many people find simpler to
> configure than sendmail.
>

Thanks!
Suzie
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