Subject: Re: sendmail removal and getting migration advice right
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/2006 11:06:17
Hisashi T Fujinaka <> writes:
> The problem I have with Postfix is that it wouldn't do complicated
> things. I remember when spamassassin wasn't supported very well in
> Postfix and I certainly couldn't do the trick of forwarding the mail to
> another machine for scanning and then getting it back. I'm sure there's
> some workaround by now, but there's all sorts of crazy things people do
> with sendmail that aren't trivial with Postfix. And trying to find docs
> for the complicated things was nearly impossible.
> I should probably retry Postfix, but I just haven't found a reason to
> quit using sendmail. Core made it more difficult for a short time, but
> it still hasn't reached the pain point.

Using spam assassin with postfix is pretty easy -- what exact problem
are/were you having with it? I don't know why yo would need two
machines for doing it.

The one thing Postfix makes a little bit unpleasant is blocking things
during the SMTP dialog based on arbitrary content scanning, but even
that is quite doable.

Really what Postfix probably needs is some big excessively thick book
so people can buy it and feel comforted. :)

Perry E. Metzger