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Re: [SLUG] Best Mailing List software?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Best Mailing List software?
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Sep 3 19:33:01 2001
- Reply-by: Thu Sep 6 19:28:15 EST 2001
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.20i
<quote who="Jon Teh">
> > The only issue that I've heard against it is the "Password? But I have no
> > password!" problem. In upcoming versions, there'll be more preferences to
> > deal with this appropriately. We'd probably stick with the passwords for
> > SLUG, but you'd want to use another policy for, say, your Mum's folk art
> > group. ;)
> It's got password stuff to change settings... is that what yuo are saying?
Yeah, a lot of people find that confusing.
> > Yeah - "Mailman's internal pipermail code sucks the arse." :)
> The purpose of pipermail is?
That's the inbuilt archiver. You can see its results on mail.gnome.org.
> > Heh. How about, "the MTA that will most suit my purpose"? :) I found
> > that replacing exim with postfix on the SLUG machine was more efficient,
> > but no one really jumped up and down about it. I do prefer the relative
> > simplicity of postfix over the more convoluted MTAs though.
> But if there is a decent MTA like Postfix, why use something like
Sendmail still does more than postfix (gap closing all the time), and is
quite a bit more flexible (read: complicated and easy to screw up). I'm a
minimalist at heart though, and prefer the confines of postfix.
There's no single best MTA, they all have their uses and devotees. :)
"Whatcha wanna be when you grow up?"
"Eight and a half."