[CentOS] Recommend Mail Server

Ron Loftin reloftin at twcny.rr.com
Mon Nov 23 17:00:56 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 10:45 -0500, 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?

As others have already suggested, consider Postfix.

I'm putting in my $0.02(US) so I can add my experience when I first had
a need for a decent MTA.  I had used Sendmail in the past, but I didn't
want to fight with the arcane syntax of the config files, and at that
time the add-on management tools and scripts were not nearly as friendly
to a beginner.

When Postfix was suggested to me, I started reading the docs on their
Web site, and discovered that the learning curve is nowhere near as
steep as it is with Sendmail.  So far, Postfix has done everything I
have needed, and with a LOT less pain.

As always, YMMV.

> TIA,
> Suzie
> _______________________________________________

Ron Loftin                      reloftin at twcny.rr.com

"God, root, what is difference ?"       Piter from UserFriendly

More information about the CentOS mailing list