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Old 10th June 2008
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Originally Posted by FAQ1.11
# Why is Sendmail included, it is "known insecure"?!
Sendmail has had an imperfect security record, however the Sendmail authors and maintainers have been very receptive to reworking their code to make it much more secure (and this is a sadly uncommon response). The recent security history of Sendmail is not much different than some of the supposedly "more secure" alternatives.
# Why isn't Postfix included?
The license is not free, and thus can not be considered.
# Why isn't qmail or djbdns included?
Neither program is what many Unix users "expect" out of a mail or DNS application.
Good enough for me although I probably would use postfix or qmail if I had to spend a lot of time with such a program.
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