[CentOS] Use postfix and spamd on CentOS 6 - looking for a shortest guide

Wed Aug 13 17:57:56 UTC 2014
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Wed, August 13, 2014 12:45 pm, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> On 8/13/2014 10:35 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> Sendmail exists forever. ... I was extremely happy to switch away from
>> sendmail to postfix (and postfix configuration files are human
>> readable!).
> Sendmail's heritage reaches back to when computer's were the size of
> dishwashers and had 4k of main memory. Hence the inscrutable syntax.

Of course, I used exaggeration (we all had "configure sendmail" chapter in
our sysadmin exam back then). After you compile human readable sendmail
config file into what sendmail uses, you get something similar to assembly
code as opposed to high level programming language. And some of us were
able to digest that too (as sometimes you inherit this file, but not the
configuration source file)...

Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247