Mail Server Comparison

March 30th, 2006

After my mail reader comparison, I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few mail server troubles. So here, to help you with your mail server decisions, is my mail server comparison.

  • Postfix: Your mail can now have the distinction of being deleted by 53 individual subservers
  • Sendmail: Priority treatment if you can write, while holding down your Shift key, an m4 macro to calculate the airspeed velicoty of an unladen swallow. All other messages will be summarily deleted in 6-8 weeks, or whenever the queue daemon catches up, whichever is later
  • Exim: Conveniently marks every message as “unrouteable” to reduce the hassle of making up reasons to bounce mail
  • Courier: Promptly delivers, but then quickly hides, all mail
  • Qmail: Might actually receive mail from DJB. The rest of the world will receive rude, copyrighted bounce messages.
  • Exchange: Storing mail is irrelevant since the server isn’t up often enough to actually receive any. This server is also perfectly secure unless it is running.

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  1. EDV - Ende der Vernunft

    Exchange: Storing mail is irrelevant since the server isn’t up often enough to actually receive any. This server is also perfectly secure unless it is running.
    Mail Server Comparison

    Wie wahr, wie wahr.

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  2. JB-Net: Blog dir einen

    Hier werden Mailserver verglichen:

    “Postfix: Your mail can now have the distinction of being deleted by 53 individual subservers.
    Exchange: Storing mail is irrelevant since the server isn’t up often enough to actually receive any. This server is also per

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  3. Amayita

    This is something I would have loved to come up with myself, it is one of the most hilarious mail server comparisons I’ve read, I plain love it :)

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    John Goerzen Reply:

    Thanks, Amayita. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. Anonymous

    how true :-D

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  5. Y

    Dear Sir,

    Can you give some suggestions to our mail server software – [url=[url=http://www.phpbb.com/]AA Mail Server[/url]?

    Thanks,

    AAMailSoft

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  6. Roy FERNANDO

    We are an ISP planning to upgrade the exisiting mail server to the best mail server

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