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Rodriguez, Candido [Candido.Rodriguez at pearsoned.com]
Thu, 05 Oct 2006 14:16:03 -0400

Just I recommended using GMail instead of sendmail (because I read that GMAIL was secure).

The only problem is that I used my real name... ooops

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Noel Butler [ressy at westnet.com.au]
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 18:19:27 +1000

I agree with qmails dumbness there is a patch tho that sorts this, chkusr, its used on my plesk systems i understand, its used by a few i know in normal qmail ops. the patch should be mandatory

Qmail in my opinion only has its worth in dealing with major hosting and virt domains, nothing but nothing comes close to qmail and vpopmail that just go together without effort

else Sendmail all the way :P

( I refuse to use postfix, Sendmail is superior if you know what you are doing, AND the facthat weitsies patsies spam every known list trying to trash the crap down our throats, just like those irritatng adds on tele, if t shits me off, i wont go near the product


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Rick Moen [rick at linuxmafia.com]
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 16:54:36 -0700

Hi, Noel, and thanks for your comments.

Yes, there are patches to qmail for practically all conceivable purposes, and they're testimony to the ingenuity of the surrounding community in extending the MTA's functionality despite the licence. There is even a coherent set of the most-desired patches called 'netqmail', published by the redoubtable Russ Nelson and others, but sadly not well maintained in quite a while: netqmail, if it were to be maintained, would go a long way towards addressing one of the big problems of the "There's a patch for [qmail problem foo]" approach: In general, few of the innumerable patches get regression tested against each other, resulting in a situation where each patch may be an... adventure.

The virtual domain support in qmail, via the dot-qmail structures and vpopmail is indeed pretty scaleable, once you get your mind around the concepts. I didn't need to deal with that at $FIRM where I was a qmail administrator professionally, but I could see how it worked. That having been said, the Postfix implementation has excellent documentation, and is said to likewise work well, and is how I'd do it if such became necessary. E.g.: http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html

Cheers,                           "This is Unix.  Stop acting so helpless."
Rick Moen                                               -- D.J. Bernstein
rick at linuxmafia.com

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