[OpenIndiana-discuss] Qmail-to-go on openindiana?
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Tue Apr 24 13:08:27 UTC 2012
Dovecot's take on Qmail (and other MTA's http://wiki.dovecot.org/MTA )
which states "qmail is an obsolete and unmaintained server. Its POP3
part can be taken over by Dovecot. Qmail started off boasting about
speed and security in the mid-1990s, but has lots of unfixed bugs
(this document includes patches where known), among them security bugs
that remain unfixed, and the security guarantee (500 USD) denied. If
you really intend to continue using it, read Dave Sill's Life with
qmail which contains instructions to work around some of qmail's
security issues. "
On 24 April 2012 13:44, låzaro <netadmin at lex-sa.cu> wrote:
> anyway... postfix is the better today :D
> I saw using Qmail long time ago, I like it, but is obsolete
> Also, I have my compiled Qmail and configured just as "personal email
> Thread name: "Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Qmail-to-go on openindiana?"
> Mail number: 17
> Date: Tue, Apr 24, 2012
> In reply to: Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>
>> On Monday, April 23, 2012 08:44 PM, låzaro wrote:
>> >in Qmail, the security is patch-maked in postfix is by-design-maked
>> NO, that is not accurate. "security" where it means anti-spam, DJB
>> did not bother because as far as he is concerned, the way things
>> are, things are just broken. Too bad his idea of how email should
>> work never took off. So any anti-spam features are provided by
>> THIRD-PARTIES. It is not 'patch-maked'. There is zero anti-spam.
>> As for postfix, 'by-design-maked' just means Wietse put in the time
>> to develop postfix unlike DJB who stopped in 1998.
>> >for example, smtp auth, SASL, TLS and soon. Also postfix is more
>> >modular. You can use it with someSQL LDAP and all thats cute things.
>> There is a qmail fork that does both sql and ldap too. postfix is
>> only better because its developer continued to work on the code and
>> keep up with the times and he built a good reputation while at it.
>> No qmail fork has ever managed that because of DJB's stand on
>> licensing but now that qmail is public domain, maybe in the future
>> one of these forks might.
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