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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Virtual POP3 and IMAP server
From: "Ryan Hunt" <rhunt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 11:40:25 -0500
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The messages are fine.. here is an example...

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. vpopmail (#5.1.1)
taken off :

What are the most common reasons for using qmail?
Answer: Here are the top ten reasons I've heard from qmail users.

Security. qmail doesn't let intruders into your machine. ( visit )
Reliability. qmail never loses mail.
Speed. qmail delivers your mail much more quickly than sendmail, without
compromising reliability.
Low memory use. qmail can handle dozens of simultaneous deliveries on an old
16MB 486.
User-controlled mailing lists. Users don't have to pester the system
administrator to create new lists.
Virtual hosts made easy. qmail pioneered multiple-domain support.
Straightforward administration. qmail works with a minimum of fuss.
Flexible program deliveries. qmail provides a powerful interface for
external mail processors.
Variable Envelope Return Paths. This feature (used by ezmlm) provides 100%
automatic bounce handling for mailing lists of any size.
The maildir format. This feature makes it easy to set up high-volume
distributed POP toasters.

--- <-- Large websites that use QMail,
Look at this and be supprised..


I will be posting some benchmark results as soon as i can find them...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carl D Cravens" <raven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <discussion@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 11:20 AM
Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Virtual POP3 and IMAP server

> On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Ryan Hunt wrote:
> > Ive used QMail for years and I believe its far superior to Sendmail in
> > conseivable way, its secure, fast, stable. When compared to sendmail's
> > bloated, insecure, slow and semi-stable history its no supprise like
> > Yahoo, Lycos and other high volume email servers have been using qmail
> > years..
> But Qmail has those totally useless error messages it sends to users.  "I
> couldn't deliver your mail.  Sorry it didn't work out." doesn't exactly
> tell me what the problem was.
> Of course, calling Qmail "secure, fast, stable" and Sendmail "bloated,
> insecure, slow and semi-stable" doesn't make them so.  Can you point us to
> some benchmark info?  What would be the specific benefits of switching
> from Sendmail to Qmail?  I run a mailing list server on multiple domains.
> --
> Carl D Cravens (raven@xxxxxxxxxxx)
> Contentsoftaglinemaysettleduringshipping.
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