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Chapter 26. Creating a Mail Server > Activating the Built-in Tiger Postfix Mail...

Activating the Built-in Tiger Postfix Mail Server

Many Unix and Unix-like distributions ship with sendmail as the primary message transfer agent (MTA). Apple has instead chosen to shift Mac OS X to the Postfix server, often considered to be superior to the sendmail monstrosity. To quote the author of Postfix:

Postfix attempts to be fast, easy to administer, and secure, while at the same time being sendmail compatible enough to not upset existing users. Thus, the outside has a sendmailish flavor, but the inside is completely different.


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