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Alternatives to sendmail

Chacham (981) writes | more than 12 years ago

User Journal 4

I'm using Sendmail on my Debian box. It doesn't seem to support virtual users/host names without setting up a user for each actual mailbox. I'd rather have one of those database systems to hold my mail. Also, being I don't need Sendmail I'd rather not deal with its complexities.

So, there's smail, exim, and others to look at. Now it's off to figure out what the difference is between them, and choose the best one for my configuration. Then, to get a good pop3(/imap) client.

I'm using Sendmail on my Debian box. It doesn't seem to support virtual users/host names without setting up a user for each actual mailbox. I'd rather have one of those database systems to hold my mail. Also, being I don't need Sendmail I'd rather not deal with its complexities.

So, there's smail, exim, and others to look at. Now it's off to figure out what the difference is between them, and choose the best one for my configuration. Then, to get a good pop3(/imap) client.

Any ideas? I'd like to hear more about this subject.

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Have a look at postfix (2)

keesh (202812) | more than 12 years ago | (#3693595)

Use google. Might be of use to you. Maybe.

exim (2)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 12 years ago | (#3694723)

I'm using exim, which is, I think, the default MTA for Debian (at least now). It took me a while to start to understand it. Well, that and the O'Reilly book:) Seems very simple, less overhead than sendmail, and a human-readable .conf file.

sendmail doesn't really hold the mailboxen (1)

JofCoRe (315438) | more than 12 years ago | (#3722838)

if you want separate mail accounts and separate user accounts, try Cyrus IMAP server. It allows you to keep your mail and system accounts separate. However, I've never managed to get it to compile....

Re:sendmail doesn't really hold the mailboxen (2)

Chacham (981) | more than 12 years ago | (#3723232)

FYI, Debian has Cyrus as a precompiled package.
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