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    Postfix Logo Contest
    Submitted by hildeb on Monday, April 08, 2002 – 15:23
    Berlin, April 7 2002 – The Postfix User Group is calling for
    submissions for a mascot or logo to represent the MTA Postfix. The
    Postfix User Group will post submitted designs to their Web site to
    allow the Open Source Community to vote on their favorite design.

    Submission deadline will be 1st of July 2002.

    The submissions will be judged by a board of judges — including
    Wietse — by majority vote. The winning logo will be presented on
    1st of August 1st (one month after the submission deadline).

    All artwork should be generated with Open Source tools and subject to
    an Open Source license. It should be suited for both printing and
    display on a webpage. For more information on the contest visit


    The submissions and the winning logo will be displayed there.

    What is Postfix? It is Wietse Venema’s mailer that started life as an
    alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program.

    Postfix attempts to be fast, easy to administer, and secure, while at
    the same time being sendmail compatible enough to not upset existing
    users. Thus, the outside has a sendmail-ish flavor, but the inside is
    completely different.

    This software was formerly known as VMailer. It was released by the
    end of 1998 as the IBM Secure Mailer. From then on it has lived on as

    For more information on Postfix visit


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    Subject: Re: MTA comparison?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/04/08 – 23:36
    Don’t forget courier.

    I came to courier by way of qmail too. I liked qmail’s simplicity, but disliked the license and relative lack of flexibility. I was already using courier-imap, and wanted to keep on using Maildir. Courier-mta was a logical choice, since it obviously took some inspiration from qmail. It’s well maintained in Debian, installing it was a breeze – incredibly easy. At first glance it seems easy to hook filters in, too.

    I wish the documentation was a bit better though (for the more complicated stuff), wish there was a “big qmail picture” for courier.

    I’m gonna hold my judgement on it until I pound on it for a few months on a more complicated mailserver, but on my personal home-mailserver it has been giving me _zero_ grief for the last three months.


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    Subject: Re: MTA comparison?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/04/10 – 00:22
    Well, speaking of it, Maildir support in Postfix is easy to accomplish, for Exim the same.
    Personally i found the lack of documentation about deferring mail on an intermittent host using Courier-MTA a bit disappointing, but the install manual is very extensive. Maildrop can be also installed as separate package if you want to hook filters in.


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