[Techtalk] Exim or Postfix?

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Tue Jan 20 20:27:15 UTC 2009


Thanks for all the replies. Well we'll stick with postfix which seems to get a unanimous vote for simplicity, at least it is working on the trial server. Interesting to know how things evolve.

see below

On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:54:14 -0800
Michelle wrote:

|> 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

I see my Debian Bible was a 2001 edition, & then it was listed as easy to configure, definitely easier than sendmail, postfix only got a mention in a table, no config details given. Times change.


|> 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.
|> Peace,
|> Michelle

so much to do, so little time :(

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