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    Postfix is described as 'mail transfer agent (MTA) that routes and delivers electronic mail. It attempts to be fast, easy to administer, and secure. The software is also known by its former names VMailer and IBM Secure Mailer' and is a Mail Server in the Online Services category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Postfix for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is Mail-in-a-box, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Postfix are MailHog (Free, Open Source), Exim (Free, Open Source), OpenSMTPD (Free, Open Source) and sSMTP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 7, 2021
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    Postfix is a mail transfer agent (MTA) that routes and delivers electronic mail. It attempts to be fast, easy to...
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    1. Easy-to-deploy mail server.
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      Mail-in-a-box uses Postfix internally
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      MailHog is an email testing tool inspired by MailCatcher, but easier to install.
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      Mailhog is for testing if another application can send mails. Postfix is for sending and receiving mails.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the Internet.
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      Most users think Exim is a great alternative to Postfix.
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      OpenSMTPD is a FREE implementation of the server-side SMTP protocol as defined by RFC 5321, with some additional standard extensions. It allows ordinary machines to exchange e-mails with other systems speaking the SMTP protocol.
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      sSMTP is a simple MTA to deliver mail from a computer to a mail server. sSMTP is simple and lightweight, there are no daemons or anything hogging up CPU; Just sSMTP. Unlike Exim4, sSMTP does not receive mail, expand aliases, or manage a queue.

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      The last update was in 2013.

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      Sendmail is a general purpose internetwork email routing facility that supports many kinds of transfer and delivery methods, including the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) used for email transport over the Internet.
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      In the default mode, it transmits a mail to an SMTP server (for example at a free mail provider) which takes care of further delivery.
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      Need to test your webapps outbound emails with Mailinator but stuck behind a firewall? Want to keep the new application you are developing secret until it’s time to release it? Need to validate that emails go out as part of your integration test suite?
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      Email gateway application (SMTP server) that makes it easy for senders to adopt the latest authentication specifications ( SPF and DKIM) to comply with changing ISP policies for accountable outbound email delivery. No over hype. It just delivers.
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      Haraka is an open source SMTP server written in Node.js which provides extremely high performance coupled with a flexible plugin system allowing Javascript programmers full access to change the behaviour of the server.
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