MailScanner discussion on webmin mail list
drew at THEMARSHALLS.CO.UK
Mon Sep 26 06:45:47 IST 2005
On 26 Sep 2005, at 04:19, Craig White wrote:
> Anyone care to comment?
> MailScanner works fine for me (and postfix)
This one has been round the block a few times. Basically the authors
of Exim are happy although they don't document specifically
MailScanner's co-existence (Although I believe they use MailScanner
themselves in some form). Sendmail's queue structure is not exactly
scientific and is well documented due to it's age. As pointed out by
Matt, Postfix is the only MTA that has a public 'black mark' and that
is covered in the wiki here http://wiki.mailscanner.info/doku.php?
id=documentation:configuration:mta:postfix:politics I would suggest
the guy bad mouthing MailScanner is almost certainly a Postfix use as
he is using all the hot air expressions that Weitse has used over the
years (And there has been some!).
The wiki piece was written for just such occasions and yes I guess
*if* the Postfix queue structure was changed then I am sure Julian
would have to adjust MailScanner to accommodate (As he has done once
already) but it's unlikely to change in a big way as Postfix is
pretty mature and from what I have seen software developers rarely re-
invent the wheel once they have published their design and vision of
how a wheel should work (Which is another way of saying that the
Postfix/ MailScanner 'battle' is unlikely to ever change...)
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