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LinuxWorld: Scaling sendmail

Sep 17, 1999, 15:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Derek Balling)

"Using sendmail in large-scale production environments is a dream for IT professionals. Sendmail is free, open source, extremely flexible, and includes commercial support from Sendmail.com if you want it. On the downside, many myths have propagated regarding sendmail's lack of scalability. At O'Reilly's Open Source Convention in Monterey, CA, last month, Nick Christensen attempted to dispel some of those myths."

"Nick first pointed out, simply, that sendmail's lack of scalability is in fact a myth. Many organizations with large-scale demands can and do use sendmail, including @Home, AOL, Prodigy, Earthlink, and others. He further pointed out that by far the majority (three out of four) .net domains using mail use sendmail, and that 84 percent of Fortune 100 companies use sendmail in day-to-day operations."

"Sendmail obviously can do the job, so what's the trick to scaling it for your network?"

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