Subject: Re: Postfix
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/2000 09:39:04
[ On Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 19:06:16 (-0700), Pete Naylor wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Postfix
> > Break things down a bit - look at functionality instead of 'brand names'
> Uh - if I were only looking at functionality, postfix would probably be my
> last choice of MTA.  It's not mature, and lacks a lot of configurability
> and advanced features.  It has some good points too of course - which is
> why it should be a choice for those who really want it, and not a
> replacement for the somewhat generic tool that's now in NetBSD.

I think that's the point -- Postfix is smaller, simpler, and easier to
configure.  People who need really esoteric weird features and/or
extreme configurability will usually know what they're doing in the
first place and they should and so long as they do they can easily go
get sendmail or zmailer (or even exim)!

> Right - many will disagree, so leave the basic sendmail tool as it is, and
> allow those who prefer something else to install their chosen MTA easily.  

But "basic sendmail" is an oxymoron!  ;-)

							Greg A. Woods

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