[ILUG] Best Email Server to Use
watty at eircom.net
Fri Aug 1 13:33:52 IST 2008
Colm Buckley wrote:
> Have you ever received a virus through GMail? Has anyone?
I don't actually get very much gmail at all. Hardly any.
Also the only malware via email I ever see are zips with evil in them
(all obvious) or phish/spam with links that undoubtedly are probably
bad to click on.
> Remote image loading and remote HTML blocked on Thunderbird mail
> clients. Read/Reception ack turned off.
> I have two domains of my own for email too (hosted services with
> something like sendmail, remote web admind via HTTPS). But I
> mostly use three other domains for the bulk of my email with
> ordinary pop accounts. I have hotmail, gmail and yahoo mail I
> never use.
> Er, with respect, "so what"? How is any of this relevant to the
> discussion? How many hours per week do you devote to maintaining this
> setup? How easy would it be to scale it to 100 users? 1,000? 100,000?
But I thought the OP wanted a personal/ small business mail solution,
not a large corporate or ISP solution, scaling was never mentioned
I'm not sure what the bunker mentality comment is about.
I have no inherent objections to Google as a company. To me it is a
successful advertising Behemoth that offers the best searching. Oh and I
do use Google Earth and occasionally Google Maps. But I can't see any
reason to use Google's Java (AKA Android) rather than Sun's Java or
Trolltech on embedded gadgets or other Google Applications compared with
perfectly good ones on Linux & Windows or even Symbian that I have used
Surely Google's main aim is making money from Adverts? Nothing wrong
about that, so why get upset when people suggest it might not be the
most sterling platform for email or other applications?
The "Best Email Server to Use" depends a lot on what it is for and how
many use it. I may have overlooked that part of the discussion, or it
may arrive later, such is the weird timewarps that occur on mailing
lists. ( I may see a reply to a comment that arrives hrs or days later...)
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