[CentOS] Re: Kind of OT: internal imap server

Feizhou feizhou at graffiti.net
Fri Sep 1 02:53:46 UTC 2006

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 22:23, Feizhou wrote:
>>>> I wish I could find an UNBIASED comparison of the main MTA's.
>>>> I just seem to find ones that slant to the one that just happens to be used by
>>>> the writer.
>>> Not possible? Those who bother to reply have probably had a variety of
>>> experience and settled on what they thought was best for their
>>> situation. For them to express anything other than recommendations
>>> (mostly) for their selection would be .. illogical ... Kirk!
>> It is possible. The problem is whether others will allow their 
>> prejudices to cloud whatever is recommended. eg: some would never 
>> install qmail even if it is the best for that particular situation and 
>> tell everybody else so too.
> That's kind of the point of giving advice on mail lists.  If
> you've had a bad experience with something you can spare other
> people similar pain.   And it is pretty much guaranteed that
> you'll have a bad experience with a stock qmail system the
> first time you get a dictionary-type attack to your domain
> or if you send a lot of group messages over low-bandwidth
> links.

and for the same reason I don't recommend qmail on an MX host without 
patches. There are other uses for an mta other than receiving mail for a 

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