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Re: Random neuron firing #242
At 7:24 PM 6/28/94, Mark Moraes wrote:
>At the moment, Zmailer's a bit of an orphan, which is sad. I think that
>Zmailer is the best mailer available for large mail gateways or sites
>that need high flexibility, but it needs an official maintainer to at
>least put fixes/new-ports into the main version -- nope, I'm not
I agree on all points. Until Sendmail gets a better queuing system (and as
an interesting aside, Eric Allman has admitted that the current one, even
in Sendmail 8, is less than optimal, and that he hopes to do something
about it at some point), ZMailer wins hands-down for mail routing and
list-server processing (in fact, CREN is now recommending ZMailer for use
with their upcoming release of ListProc 7.0), which is precisely what we
use it for here.
Sendmail, on the other hand, wins on end-user systems (as long as someone
clueful configures it :-), and wins for support (although, now that Matti
has taken over de facto support duties, that's improving). Our mail router
uses ZMailer; our postoffices (POP servers) use Sendmail 8.
I also agree that ZM needs an official home, and I'm not volunteering,
either, but only because I haven't asked my boss yet :-) It would certainly
be a challenge...
Of course, if Matti wants to declare himself official by virtue of being
the one who has taken on the effort of modernizing the program, I don't
think I would argue the point :-)
ZMailer is a wonderful program; but one way or another, it's going to need
support if it's going to have a future.
Michael Scott Shappe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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