C. Jon Larsen
jlarsen at richweb.com
Wed Apr 11 02:13:21 IST 2012
On Wed, 11 Apr 2012, Peter Farrow wrote:
> It uses Postfix... /shudder/
My 2c as along time user:
Mailscanner works fine with postfix. Postfix is an excellent MTA. Compared
to sendmail and qmail I much prefer it - configuration is easier to
manage, especially in a cluster, performance is better (than sendmail) and
the tools are better than qmail. Dont know much about exim, but postfix is
supposed to have a better design from a security perspective.
The folks that are having perl problems with MailScanner - its prob.
your OS moreso than perl. As someone set, slapping in a poorly constructed
OS (many Linux distros are these days) with random builds of perl is NOT a
I have run MailScanner under Redhat (long ago) amavisd-net under Debian
sarge/etch and went back to MailScanner after dabbling with the horrible
commercial product that is MailFoundry. Been with MailScannner on debian
now for 3 years or so.
If you take the time to get a proper debian base OS setup, install the
debian perl packages, install debian postfix, debian clamav, you should be
in solid shape. The folks that chose OSes that are not as stable
(especially Fedora) you are shooting yourself on the foot more or less.
You will have less stable more bleeding edge packages and you will have to
spend more time using CPAN and installing perl packages manually and
fiddling with other levels of broken-ness.
You need to take the time to learn SMTP, the ins and outs of being
a mail admin, your MTA (postfix or other), learn a some perl basics and
how to work with cpan, and basic clamav configuration and maintenance.
If you have those skills, running MailScanner is a small step above that.
If you dont have those skills, you should not be running anything until
you do :) Pay someone else, or pay a vendor for a cloud solution.
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