Linux Journal: Battle of the Ajax Mail Packages
Jan 28, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turner)
"Traditionally, there have been two paths to choose from when
considering mail servers. The Redmond path was some variety of
Microsoft Exchange Server with Outlook as the client, and possibly
POP3/IMAP and Web mail as a backup when out of the office.
"The other path, the path of the penguin, was Sendmail or
Postfix, or possibly a more obscure mail transport agent (MTA) with
POP3 and IMAP as the connection to the mail client of your choice.
If you wanted Web mail, you'd use a package such as SquirrelMail
running under Apache. There were, of course, other choices, such as
Lotus Notes, but by and large, most e-mail installations used one
of these two solutions..."