[CentOS] Recommend Mail Server

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Nov 24 00:01:46 UTC 2009

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Gilbert Sebenste wrote:
>> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Ron Loftin wrote:
>>> 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.
>> +1. Let me throw in something else. If youa re sending more than one email 
>> at a time (to more than one person simultaneously), Postfix will beat 
>> Sendmail. It can handle high loads better than Sendmail as well. Is it the 
>> fastest MTA out there? Doing some Google Fu some time ago, it's right 
>> there with the very fastest ones. For my job, I need to send out emergency 
>> notifications to 400 people at once. With Sendmail, that took over 7 
>> minutes.
> That doesn't make any sense unless you have a backed up queue with at 
> least many thousands of messages - in which case you should tune 
> sendmail to use multiple queue directories.
Maybe he is not using the esmtp mailer. Not doing pipe-lining can make 
that difference.

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