[brlug-general] Linux based mail server
eac at emgsrus.com
Wed Apr 14 05:52:31 CDT 2004
Giovanni Tairov wrote:
>Would anyone please suggest a decent and manageable Linux based mail
>server? I would greatly appreciate your input or personal experience
>story. Not to inflict a hell fire upon myself, but, the question is still
>valid: with Microsoft selling their standard version of Exchange 2003 for
>$297 plus 1.70 per client, why would I look somewhere else?
MDaemon's a good Windows based mail server (www.altn.com) - support for
web mail, spamassasin, mail-lists, virus-scanning, RBLs, content
filtering, etc is either built-in or can be added ($$). It has an easy
GUI to control the whole thing which is it's main selling point for me -
I've used with for about 6-7 years with no significant problems and it
has good support folks if you do have problems. The MDaemon server also
has an "exchange-like" groupware interface for Outlook support but I've
not used it - the Kaspersky AV software and SpamAssasin support
(Pro-version?) are excellent and easy to setup and admin.
Our current mail load is 20 users handling about 20,000 message per
week, 88% of our incoming mail is spam, 4-5% is viruses - SpamAssassin
and the Kaspersky AV software make life bearable by filtering everything
at the mail server with one integrated application.
Otherwise I hear good things said about sendmail and qmail on all fronts
except manageability - I looked at switching to qmail a couple of years
ago but the lack of any integrated AV and Spam filtering put me off.
Motion Lab Systems, Inc.
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