[CentOS] Sendmail is considered deprecated

Fri Mar 31 21:57:13 UTC 2017
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Fri, March 31, 2017 4:46 pm, Alice Wonder wrote:
> On 03/31/2017 02:40 PM, Kenneth Porter wrote:
>> On 3/31/2017 2:15 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>> Well, it sounds like you are one of the companies with whose effort I
>>> have
>>> to fight constantly in my own effort to protect our users from spam...
>> What makes Postfix superior in fighting spam?

I actually made two independent statements:

1. That I use postfix forever (postfix was written by Wietse Venema with
security in mind).

2. That the company the OP works for judging from my reading of OP's post
makes money by facilitating the creation of spam (by their customers).

By no means I meant to say posfix is superior to sendmail in fighting
spam. Neither of them is designed for fighting spam, each of them is
merely MTA. Postfix, however, having human readable configs with rather
logical logics makes it easier (for me) to administer, therefore easier
(for me again) to integrate with anti-spam components (amavisd,
spamassassin, clamav - the last to scan for viruses - or rather virii I
should say as that is plural of latin word ;-)

Just my $0.02.


>> How do I integrate MIMEDefang, SpamAssassin, and ClamAV with Postfix?
>> Are there migration guides for moving one's Sendmail anti-spam and AV
>> configurations to Postfix?
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> I don't know about MIMEDefang but SpamAssassin and ClamAV are pretty
> straight forward. There are guides for both with Postfix all over the net.
> MIMEDefang I have not heard of, but unless it does something really
> funky I suspect it also is easy to set up with Postfix.
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247