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Qmail - 1) does anyone have it compiled; 2) does anyone recommend it?

In article <4v2o0a$jdf@crystal.WonderWorks.COM>,
Kyle Jones <kyle_jones@wonderworks.com> wrote:
>As an admin at an ISP, I'd much rather a customer forward one
>message with 100 recipients than a hundred messages with one
>recipient each.  I have to store these messages on disk, you see,
>even if I'm just relaying them to another host.  If all my
>customers used qmail, I would need many more disks.

Only if, for some strange reason, all those customers configured you as
their "smarthost"; normally qmail does MX routing, just as you'd expect.

When Dan first started touting "single RCPT wins over multiple RCPTs" my
reaction was---like many other people here---one of horror, particularly
since we currently use the criminally inefficient PP MTA.  Then I
bothered to make some measurements.  On one of our busy relay hosts,
which is the "smarthost" for many customers with brain dead mail
systems, the savings in CPU time and disk I/O were insignificant.  If
every mail system in the world had simultaneously switched to using
single RCPT, we wouldn't have noticed.  (We do have the luxury of
not caring about bandwidth, but that's largely because---like most
people---mail is a trivial fraction of our network traffic.)

Incidentally, we're about to commission a new mail relay host.  It will
be running qmail, naturally.

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin   | "USENET, of course, is a pure and unadultered source
Cambridge, UK | of truth and wisdom." -- Richard Kettlewell

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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.mail.sendmail
Subject: Re: Qmail - 1) does anyone have it compiled; 2) does anyone recommend it?
Date: 21 Aug 1996 12:18:04 GMT
Organization: Unipalm PIPEX
Message-ID: <4veups$5ha@wave.news.pipex.net>
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