New Cyrus Server - what would be ideal?

Florin Andrei florin at
Sun Jul 11 21:18:33 EDT 2004

On Sun, 2004-07-11 at 13:07, Elizabeth Schwartz wrote:

> I'm planning to build a new, larger, server with Solaris 9, and cyrus,
> and migrate the existing accounts. Unanswered questions: sendmail or
> postfix? (or exim or qmail?) What combination of milters and filters?
> Silkymail or Squirrelmail?

It depends on your goals.

Definitely not Sendmail. It's less secure, slower, eats up more
resources, the configuration is more obscure.
Postfix looks better almost any way you look at it.

With Postfix, i use amavisd-new to process email. amavisd-new calls
SpamAssassin for antispam processing and ClamAV for antivir. It can
integrate many other tools as well.
I also installer Razor, which is used automatically by SpamAssassin, to
enhance the antispam capabilities.

As a webmail app, you can also look at IMP, as a part of the Horde
suite. Horde is more complex, it offers calendaring tools, contact
management, Sieve rules builder, bug tracker, etc.

If your site has a lot of email traffic, you may want to separate the
antispam/antivir processing (the system running amavisd-new) from the
IMAP server (cyrus).

Florin Andrei

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