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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: fade
    Date: Thursday, 2002/04/11 – 06:37
    I moved to qmail a long time ago, and have used it successfully in large mail hubs over the years. The license is unweildy, making packaging an ongoing headache.. even if it is less of an issue in debian. Qmail gave up the speed crown to postfix awhile ago, but it is still the most flexible, modable, mailer I know of. Hard to beat the utility of a qmail pop toaster. Maildir rocks left right and centre. Lately I’ve been looking at a hybrid postfix/qmail setup where smtp is managed by postfix and the rest of it is backended by a qmail pipeline. I think if you have no legacy to support and can start from scratch, postfix’s speed and license make it a good place to go. If you have a lot invested in qmail already, or you have unusual load demands for pop (millions of users, thousands of domains) qmail is still king. =) /oped

    PS. Migrating sendmail sites to postfix or qmail are about equal tasks by measure of complexity/transparency imo.

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