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qmail Mail Transfer Agent

qmail is a secure, reliable, efficient, simple message transfer agent. It is designed for typical Internet-connected UNIX hosts. As of October 2001, qmail is the second most common SMTP server on the Internet, and has by far the fastest growth of any SMTP server.

Secure: Security isn't just a goal, but an absolute requirement. Mail delivery is critical for users; it cannot be turned off, so it must be completely secure. (This is why I started writing qmail: I was sick of the security holes in sendmail and other MTAs.)

Reliable: qmail's straight-paper-path philosophy guarantees that a message, once accepted into the system, will never be lost. qmail also optionally supports maildir, a new, super-reliable user mailbox format. Maildirs, unlike mbox files and mh folders, won't be corrupted if the system crashes during delivery. Even better, not only can a user safely read his mail over NFS, but any number of NFS clients can deliver mail to him at the same time.

Efficient: On a Pentium under BSD/OS, qmail can easily sustain 200000 local messages per day---that's separate messages injected and delivered to mailboxes in a real test! Although remote deliveries are inherently limited by the slowness of DNS and SMTP, qmail overlaps 20 simultaneous deliveries by default, so it zooms quickly through mailing lists. (This is why I finished qmail: I had to get a big mailing list set up.)

Simple: qmail is vastly smaller than any other Internet MTA. Some reasons why: (1) Other MTAs have separate forwarding, aliasing, and mailing list mechanisms. qmail has one simple forwarding mechanism that lets users handle their own mailing lists. (2) Other MTAs offer a spectrum of delivery modes, from fast+unsafe to slow+queued. qmail-send is instantly triggered by new items in the queue, so the qmail system has just one delivery mode: fast+queued. (3) Other MTAs include, in effect, a specialized version of inetd that watches the load average. qmail's design inherently limits the machine load, so qmail-smtpd can safely run from your system's inetd.

Replacement for sendmail: qmail supports host and user masquerading, full host hiding, virtual domains, null clients, list-owner rewriting, relay control, double-bounce recording, arbitrary RFC 822 address lists, cross-host mailing list loop detection, per-recipient checkpointing, downed host backoffs, independent message retry schedules, etc. qmail also includes a drop-in ``sendmail'' wrapper so that it will be used transparently by your current UAs.

Source Files
Filename Size Changed
badloadertypes 0000000032 32 Bytes over 7 years
badmailfrom 0000000025 25 Bytes over 7 years
badmailto 0000000029 29 Bytes over 7 years
badmimetypes 0000000360 360 Bytes over 7 years
defaultdelivery 0000000010 10 Bytes over 7 years
dh_key 0000000929 929 Bytes over 7 years
qmail-1.03.tar.bz2 0000176160 172 KB almost 15 years
qmail-aliases.bz2 0000000494 494 Bytes almost 15 years
qmail-chkuser-2.0.9-update.patch 0000040398 39.5 KB over 7 years
qmail-chkuser-enable-srs.patch 0000000533 533 Bytes about 4 years
qmail-dk-0.6.beta.2.patch 0000026879 26.2 KB 5 months
qmail-dns-no-any-queries.diff 0000000911 911 Bytes over 4 years
qmail-modernizer.patch 0000005535 5.41 KB almost 9 years
qmail-require_auth.patch 0000001984 1.94 KB 5 months
qmail-smtpd-linefeed.patch 0000002884 2.82 KB 5 months
qmail-smtpd-spf-qq-reject-logging.patch 0000002236 2.18 KB 5 months
qmail-srs-qt-0.5.patch 0000026187 25.6 KB 5 months
qmail-toaster-rpmlintrc 0000000207 207 Bytes over 4 years
qmail-toaster-tls-control_readfile.patch.diff 0000000550 550 Bytes almost 8 years
qmail-toaster.changes 0000022493 22 KB 5 months
qmail-toaster.permissions 0000000088 88 Bytes over 10 years
qmail-toaster.spec 0000020988 20.5 KB 5 months
qmail.init 0000003665 3.58 KB over 10 years
qmail.init.suse 0000004834 4.72 KB over 10 years
qmail.rc 0000000215 215 Bytes over 7 years
qmail.service 0000000590 590 Bytes almost 9 years
qmailtoaster-1.3.1.patch 0000399941 391 KB 5 months
qmailtoaster-big-dns.patch 0000002169 2.12 KB 5 months
qmailtoaster-chkuser-settings.patch 0000040797 39.8 KB over 7 years
qmailtoaster-openssl_1_1.patch 0000002304 2.25 KB 5 months
supervise-send-log.run 0000000191 191 Bytes over 7 years
supervise-send.run 0000000029 29 Bytes over 7 years
supervise-smtp-log.run 0000000191 191 Bytes over 7 years
supervise-smtp.run 0000000555 555 Bytes over 7 years
supervise-submission-log.run 0000000197 197 Bytes over 7 years
supervise-submission.run 0000000462 462 Bytes over 7 years
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