MailScanner, postfix and exchange server as a gateway

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Wed Feb 22 09:10:51 GMT 2006

In the last few years there's very little difference is the security record.

Of you compare the overall lifetime of the two products then you're
comparing a Model-T Ford to a Ford Focus....sendmail is way older than
postfix and you've got to be careful of 'how' you compare the two.

Martin Hepworth 
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Mike Jakubik
> Sent: 21 February 2006 19:03
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: MailScanner, postfix and exchange server as a gateway
> Drew Marshall wrote:
> > On Tue, February 21, 2006 11:37, Admin wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Currently I am using MailScanner 4.50.15-1 with postfix as a gateway
> for
> >> my exchange server , its run on FC4, Is it better to change to sendmail
> >> or stick with postfix?. If so how can I accept mail only for valid
> >> Exchange users in sendmail.
> >>
> >
> > Being some what biased, why would you want to change? Postfix does
> > everything that Sendmail does without re-compiling (Or, IMHO, without
> > needing to understand a strange language for the config file :-) ).
> >
> Also, postfix has a much much better security record than sendmail.
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