Talk:Mail server

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  • Users can receive mail.
  • Users can send mail.
  • Not an open relay.

--Larivact (talk) 12:04, 25 September 2018 (UTC)


Why not add --AlonsoLP (talk) 10:02, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Should mailutils be added somewhere to mail server#software?

There is a template:expansion at mail server#software about somewhere adding mailutils.

Just pointing out that the article is about mail servers. And that mail server#software looks to me about components which are basically tied with MTA and system administration. While the description of mailutils states it is an MUA (mailx). I think MUA is more system user related. Also, there is a mailx wiki article.

Regid (talk) 17:13, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Classify everything under "Software"

For clarity, I think it would be good to fit everything in the "Software" category into a subcategory. Currently, it's difficult to tell the roles of some of the packages.

So far, I have added a "Standalone MTAs" section and added software that I'm confident belongs there. There are more that might belong there such as dma.

CodingKoopa (talk) 03:31, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

What does "standalone" mean actually? Why is it such a notable attribute to be split into a separate section? — Lahwaacz (talk) 20:46, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
To me, "standalone" indicates that it doesn't include functionality other than being a MTA/MDA. My use case was that I wanted software for my server to simply send email, without receiving. The advantage of seeking software that doesn't provide both functionalities is that the configuration may be greatly simplified.
You're correct about the sendmail part in your note, that should be corrected. The cron page covers it a little bit, perhaps that info should be moved here. -- CodingKoopa (talk) 21:02, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
Since software providing multiple tools can't be split into sections without duplication, maybe it would be more clearly presented in a comparison table with columns such as "MTA", "MDA", "provides sendmail binary", etc. — Lahwaacz (talk) 21:09, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
That sounds like a good way to present this information. I just don't have the knowledge to compose that myself. -- CodingKoopa (talk) 21:28, 29 July 2021 (UTC)


Why is postfix listed to have built-in support for SPF here when dictates that you have to install AUR packages in order to get it?

Torxed (talk) 07:13, 8 June 2022 (UTC)

Mail_server#Sender_Policy_Framework doesn't say "built-in", but "yes". — Lahwaacz (talk) 10:37, 8 June 2022 (UTC)

You are correct, apologies. I don't know why but I read the first line as a header for some reason. But even so, the options below explicitly mentions AUR, would it make sense to put the AUR marker for postfix as well in the table?

Torxed (talk) 13:02, 8 June 2022 (UTC)