A comparison of Mail Transfer Agents - Part Two
Posted Aug 31, 2006 20:00 UTC (Thu) by dmantione
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Exactly. I've been maintaining systems with Sendmail, Postfix and Exim,
and after time I slowly came to the conclusion that Sendmail still suits
best. As a Sendmail user I'm the first to agree its configuration file is
spartan. But on the other hand, configuration is a matter of commenting
and uncommenting the right lines in the m4 file, and therefore quite
easy. Now look at master.cf from Postfix. Who understands this?
Now you can argue that for a simple setup you don't need to touch
master.cf, but you do need it if you want to integrate it with a virus
scanner for example, which is often requested these days. Sendmail?
Copy/paste one line from the milter documentation to the m4 file.
The biggest power of Sendmail is IMHO that it is adaptive; its
functionality can be tweaked/enhanced by simple m4 files anoyone can post
on its website, while other MTA's need new releases for such things.
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