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I am sure this question has been asked a million times on this forum but like all the others im a newbie to linux. I wanted to setup an email ...
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    best email server?


    I am sure this question has been asked a million times on this forum but like all the others im a newbie to linux. I wanted to setup an email server on my suse 9.1 box. Now i am looking for something really powerful, something that large corporations would use. I really don't care if it is a pain to setup, im ready to for it. I want opinions from all the linux gurus here.

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    I really like postfix, check it out http://www.postfix.org/

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    Well i recommend u to go for either Qmail or Sendmail.
    these two mail server are really powerful and now a days in use
    vary widely.

    for Qmail...check out..

    http://www.qmail.org

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    Email Server

    Trust me disable sendmail and use Postfix. It is fast powerful and can handle large volumes of mail.

    Gary

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    Qmail...check out..

    http://www.qmail.org

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    Our company uses an exim4 cluster to handle over 1 million pop3 mailboxes.

    www.exim.org

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    Use Qmail !! best security !! they even have a reward to anyone who can find a security loophole in qmail.

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    I always used to use sendmail but moved to postfix a couple of years ago.

    I would recommend qmail or postfix for small to large size systems and as Jason says, Exim for massive systems.

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    I use Exim on my server that handles my familys emails about 5 accounts works fine and you can use spamassassin and clam as plugins.

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    If you are looking for something robust, and a great system, use postfix. I have seen multiple postfix threads tearing up the CPU/RAM/Disk on a Dell 6650 spitting out about 1.5million emails an hour. Sendmail is not designed for that kind of locking and message handling. I have seen sendmail choke at 24000 messages an hour, just due to its horrible use of disk access.

    If you are looking at a good, stable, simple-powerful system, qmail is the way to go. It is a bit better than postfix at handling a large amount of incoming mail on an already-busy server.

    Let us know what you decided on.

    Best,

    Samuel
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