[Techtalk] Exim or Postfix?

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 07:51:43 UTC 2009


On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM, Anne Wainwright
<anotheranne at fables.co.za> wrote:
> Definitely not wanting to setart a war among adherents to either of these here.
> Exim was always the default for Debian, now I see that Postfix is the default for Ubuntu.
> My old Debian Bible classifies Exim as "an easy to configure mail server" and postfix as "a high performance mail server".
> Any ideas on why ubuntu would have changed this?

Postfix managed to come up with a configuration scheme that gets more
complex as you want your server to do more complex things, but is
pretty simple to start with. The technical and conceptual complexity
of configuring exim nearly killed me last time I tried to get it up
and running. In most of the cases postfix will perform very well, exim
is really only useful if you have hugely specific needs.

All the above is only my opinion of course, to be taken with a grain
of salt and a slice of lemon.


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