[tpm] (off Topic) - mailing list software

Olaf Alders olaf at vilerichard.com
Fri May 13 11:28:41 PDT 2011

On 2011-05-13, at 2:08 PM, Shlomi Fish wrote:

> On Friday 13 May 2011 16:51:19 Fulko Hew wrote:
>> Sorry for the off topic (non-Perl) question...
>> I'm setting up a Linux (Fedora) system here at work for 'other' reasons,
>> but...
>> I'd like to also support mailing lists with: archives, search, web
>> access... (and maybe web 'forums' to?).
>> Can anyone recommend their favorite packages for both MTAs and list support
>> ?
>> (The simpler the better, lest my head explode.)
> My 2 cents:
> 1. I would strongly recommend against qmail and ezmlm or ezmlm-idx:
> http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/anti/qmail/
> 2. I happen to like Postfix - you can easily configure it by tweaking the 
> verbose and well-commented configuration file of Fedora, and some copy-and-
> paste examples and some help from the mailing list and/or books. It is secure, 
> actively maintained, has many important features, and has the best reputation 
> among the post-qmail mailing list servers.
> 3. I would also recommend against using sendmail due to its arcane 
> configuration syntax.

From my experience, qmail and sendmail are for the real masochists.  I'm currently in the process of moving from an old qmail install to postfix, which is a lot easier to configure and troubleshoot.

Olaf Alders
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