Linux Journal: Battle of the Ajax Mail Packages
Jan 28, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."