[CentOS] Which imapd?

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Mon Oct 24 15:42:21 UTC 2005

On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Chris Mauritz wrote:

> Craig White wrote:
>> > And it works well.  I've been using postfix since 1998-ish and 
>> > haven't even considered going back to sendwhale since.  Postfix 
>> > is faster (by a rather wide margin) and much easier to maintain. 
>> > And now I don't have to speak in tongues (M4) to edit my config 
>> > files.  8-)
>> Really? Did you have some empirical evidence for this performance 
>> difference or was this a subjective conclusion by someone what 
>> apparently never got the m4 macro concept down?
> Yes, I did head to head comparisons about 5 years go on the same 
> hardware. Postfix was the fastest, qmail was next, and sendmail was 
> slowest.  I believe I've also seen similar benchmarks posted on the 
> net.  I had to do independent testing to satisfy a skeptical 
> consulting cilent.

In the systems I administer -- small sites, to be sure -- the MTA 
itself doesn't impact the speed of delivery nearly as much as 
anti-virus and anti-spam scanners.

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> www.madboa.com

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