LCA: Lessons from 30 years of Sendmail
Posted Feb 5, 2011 17:13 UTC (Sat) by dskoll
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Thus my claim: MTAs don't need to be written in C.
That's probably true, 99% of the time. But again, MTA authors tend to worry a lot about performance and tend to write their software to cope with huge amounts of mail. I believe that's the correct approach because even a small site can suddenly get a huge spike in traffic for various reasons (eg, a spammer does a massive joe-job spam run.) You don't really want your email to fall over.
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