A comparison of Mail Transfer Agents - Part Two
Posted Aug 31, 2006 5:49 UTC (Thu) by einstein
Parent article: A comparison of Mail Transfer Agents - Part Two
We used sendmail for a long time, but had been keeping an eye open for alternatives, so as to have options. qmail was too weird and gratuitously different, and had some odd limitations which made it impractical for our environment.
OTOH postfix was a drop-in sendmail replacment, but with *much* higher performance than sendmail, and it turns out to be the default MTA in suse linux, while we were migrating all our infrastructure from redhat to suse. We've since discovered there are nice postfix packages for solaris and other unices as well.
We've found that doing spam/virus filtering and weird procmail tricks is really easy and convenient with postfix, so it has my vote.
As far as having a windoze version, that is of absolutely no importance to us, no idea why it was even mentioned. In fact, I think I'd give more points to a unix MTA that just strives to be the best, and doesn't waste cycles jumping through hoops, trying to produce a windoze version. We are a unix shop, you know. YMMV.
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