Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Time to retire qmail

Quoting http://www.acme.com/mail_filtering/background_frameset.html

Note that qmail, an alternative mail transport program, generates post-reception bounce messages in circumstances where other mail transports would have refused the reception. This means every qmail site is basically an open spam relay. For this reason alone, qmail should never be used by anyone.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's talking about qmail 1.03, a version that's more than seven years old. It's not surprising that it doesn't cope well with today's forms of abuse. But, when you have the source code, you never need to "retire" a program when it becomes outdated; you can modernize it yourself, or wait for someone else to do it for you. Several programmers have already modernized this aspect of qmail, and generously made their patches available to the public. Here's a list: http://www.netdevice.com/qmail/rcptck/

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