Subject: Re: sendmail and netbsd
To: None <>
From: Emre <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/30/2000 23:42:48
On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> I think sendmail's a piece of crap.  It's ancient, it's been fixed with
> bailing wire and prayer about a thousand times too many, its performance
> is awful, its configuration syntax is obtuse, and the only reason I know
> of that most people even considered using it as long as they did was that
> there was no reasonable alternative.

But Sendmail is a standard now - the majority of mail servers on the net use
Sendmail.  That also adds alot of commercial support.  And also, some people still like
to use Sendmail, because they 'grew up' with it and are very much used to it.

> Postfix looks like a pretty darned reasonable alternative to me, but

*high fives* Postfix is is secure, fast, very flexible and it is also sendmail
compatible (to a point).  I use postfix and like it alot...but yeah like you mentioned, 
the licensing stuff is stupid.  The first thing I always do when I install mail servers,
is disable sendmail and install postfix.  Compilation is fast and clean, same with

Hey at least it's in pkgsrc....


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