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From: Bernhard R. Link <brlink <at> debian.org>
Subject: Re: default MTA
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.devel.general
Date: Thursday 30th May 2013 09:11:06 UTC (over 4 years ago)
* Chris Knadle  [130529 08:29]:
>   - Exim configuration is more human readable than Postifx's, IMHO.
> 
>     Postfix configuration is concise but terse, and there are typically
>     blocks of options separated by commas that doesn't easily allow
>     commenting on specific config options.

Configurability is an important point. Having had to use postfix lately
I'm quite suprised anyone voluntarily uses that thing. Postfix feels
like some ad-hoc configuration gone absurd, by only making special use
cases configuable and then misusing those options for other things.
Together with this splitting in many little programs which all lack most
of the information, configuring postfix is a large puzzle and any
advanced postfix configuration (even from the official documentation)
looks like McGyver was out of duct-tape but had to build a nuclear reactor
from kitchen parts with only the transparent tape for office use.

The only positive thing you can say about Postfix' configuration is that
it might be better than sendmail's.

        Bernhard R. Link
 
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