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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Comparing Mozilla Thunderbird, Firefox to IE, Peers

[ Thanks to Jan
Stafford
for this link. ]

Can you offer some comparisons of such open source
e-mail alternatives as sendmail, gmail, fusemail and
Thunderbird?

McFarlane: For an enterprise messaging system,
you need three pieces of software: an MTA (Mail Transfer Agent), a
UA (User Agent) and a database. MTA = mail gateway; UA = client;
and, database = where the mail is stored.

“Exchange, sendmail, postfix, etc are MTA servers. Exchange is
also an email database. Gmail, Thunderbird, Outlook, pine and elm
are MTA clients…”


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