Mailing List Message #14966
From: Howard Shere <>
Subject: Re: [OT] Alternate MTAs
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 14:01:57 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <>
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On Apr 19, 2005, at 1:34 PM, Joe Laffey wrote:

For anyone interested in a commercial MTA, check out SurgeMail - it is commercial, has a lot of nice features, web interface, built in webmail, and with the 3.1 version, they are bundling in their previously optional filesharing/calendar app - SurgePlus. And for pretty decent prices I think -

For example:
     5 user license - $Free
 100 user license - $470
1000 user license - $570 and so forth.

Perhaps it is because I am a C coder and actually can and do modify OSS software, but I just don't see the point in using a commercial MTA when there are so many excellent, proven free ones. It's not like all we have is sendmail anymore. I hate being at the mercy of some closed source developer who can take months to fix a one line security flaw I could patch myself in 2 minutes.

it is all a matter of skill and experience. It took me a week...from dawn to dusk to setup postfix-cyrus-mysql-sasl and get everything exactly right. It does all the above stuff and it is free. i could probably setup a new machine with all this stuff in far less time the 2nd time, but the average programmer with no linux experience would have trouble.

A pre-built package with a UI is good if you don't want to have to know how everything works.

On the other hand, I am doing this for a living now, so if someone wants to pay me to set it up instead of buying a product or doing it themselves, I can do that. It would probably cost less than the 1000 user license above to hire me to take care of this for you.

Howard Shere
Altair 8800a to Mac OS X so far...

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