Courier-MTA: Some n00bie questions
theoldfellow at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 22:35:03 PST 2008
On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 01:03:59 +0000
taipan <sysadm.taipan67 at btinternet.com> wrote:
> I think 'minimal configuration' must be a relative term where MTA's are
> concerned - they _all_ seem to speak Klingon to my unschooled eye. Maybe
> that will prove to be an advantage - i have no prior prejudice for or
> against one or another at the moment...
> This little odyssey began with my looking at different mail clients &
> progressed to discovering how poor my current service-provider's
> security is. One of the many potential courses of action now is to run
> my own servers (mail & web) using 'Dynamic DNS' & no longer being bound
> to a specific provider.
> While i'm researching, i think my first decision must be to change to
> another mail-provider, but this still leaves me with options regarding
> which MDA to use. The fetchmail website appears to endorse maildrop over
> procmail - this is what first got me thinking about using Courier rather
> than Postfix as a full-blown MTA.
> I may post a similar query to this elsewhere online in the hope of
> encountering someone with experience of Courier at least, if not others
> as well for comparison, but because the feedback on these lists is
> invariably so helpful, i'd appreciate hearing any further opinions from
> the members here about full servers or just delivery-agents, as it will
> all be of use to me.
Have a look at Xmail (xmailserver.org), I have found it the easiest to
configure, but powerful enough. It's got a loyal following, without
the big name status.
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