[CentOS] Which is better? Microsoft Exchange 2016 or Linux-based SMTP Servers?

Wed Jul 18 17:29:33 UTC 2018
Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net>

On 07/18/2018 10:24 AM, Andrew Holway wrote:
>>> Still a lot better than trying to run your own hodge-podge of nightmares
>>> on Linux.
>> Beg pardon? Did I make a mistake on the email address? I thought this went
>> to the CentOS general discussion list.
> I specifically meant setting up and running email services on linux is not
> for the feint of heart and delivers little real value considering the
> plethora of free and commercial email services available.

I would disagree.

Postfix and Dovecot are both very well documented.

Running the server yourself protects your users from content scanning by 
the companies that profit from tracking users.

And running itself lets you run DANE for SMTP which makes MITM a lot 
more difficult when the other server you are talking to supports DANE 
for SMTP.

The major e-mail services do not offer that.

Sure it is more work, but it isn't that difficult to get it right.