[Techtalk] Exim or Postfix?

Michelle Murrain michelle at murrain.net
Mon Jan 19 20:54:14 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Chris Wilson
<chris+linuxchix at aptivate.org> wrote:

> I would not classify Exim as "easy to use" particularly when compared to
> Postfix. Exim has an enormous feature set and is extremely configurable,
> but this makes it necessarily more complex than a simple mail server.

As I recall, Exim *used* to be really simple. I remember years ago
choosing exim over postfix because it was pretty simple and quick to
set up (we're talking circa 1998-2001). But then I didn't use it for
many years, and then recently, I installed it and tried to configure,
and wow, was it a lot different. Postfix seems to have pretty much
stayed the same over all those years.

At this point, I agree that Postfix is easier to configure than Exim.
But Postfix can (and is) used by high-use email servers. Works great.

Michelle Murrain
michelle at murrain.net

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