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Sendmail and BSD

  • Sendmail runs >50% of mail servers on Internet
  • Sendmail and BSD "grew up together"
  • Sendmail, Inc. recommends BSD as platform
  • Fewer hardware resources required to run Sendmail adequately on BSD than on NT/Win2K.

    Minimum hardware requirements
    Sendmail on BSD Sendmail for NT Mail Routing
    32 MB RAM often sufficient 256 MB or more RAM recommended
    100 MHz P5-class CPU 300+ MHz P6-class CPU
  • Spam/malware prevention techniques also applicable to other MTAs and OSes