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ZDNet: Forget About Exchange 2000!; Use Sendmail for your enterprise mail system

Oct 09, 2000, 19:20 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"This is Exchange 2000 week. You're going to read everywhere about how great it is that the first W2K server application is finally rolling. Not here. ... The brand new commercial versions, Sendmail Switch 2.1 for most Unixes and Linux and Sendmail Advanced Message Server for NT, come with Web interfaces that enable you to manage the mail servers without needing to be a Sendmail expert."

"When you add in this edition's good e-mail Web-portal support, built-in spam and virus suppression (InterScan VirusWall and Brightmail's Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus Solutions) and wireless-access-protocol support, you don't have just the basic, rock-solid mail-transfer agent, which e-mail administrators have loved for years. You have a battle-proven e-mail server for the 21st century."

"Before I became a writer, I was an e-mail administrator for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. There, I ran four, 10,000-plus user systems. I know what enterprise e-mail needs, and the new Sendmails have it. Exchange 2000 doesn't."

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