JP Vossen via plug on 6 Sep 2019 09:45:55 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Exim oops (vs Postfix?)

What I'd like to know is why anyone would ever use anything other than Postfix?

OK, I know Exim is the Debian default that they never changed due to inertia and stability (, but I consider that a major bug.

In August 2019 a study performed by E-Soft, Inc.,[3] approximately 57% of the publicly reachable mail-servers on the Internet ran Exim.
Exim’s security has had a number of serious security problems diagnosed over the years.[8] Since the redesigned version 4 was released there have been four remote code execution flaws and one conceptual flaw concerning how much trust it is appropriate to place in the run-time user; the latter was fixed in a security lockdown in revision 4.73, one of the very rare occasions when Exim has broken backwards compatibility with working configurations.
One of Postfix' many daemons serving exactly one purpose. This split-up into many smaller pieces of software is considered one of the reasons why Postfix is secure and stable.

But then, I ask why people use Git too, so...  :-)
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