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SMTP server for Linux with simple configuration

I'm looking for a simple SMTP server that I can run without too much installation hastle and that which can also support TLS.

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marked as duplicate by womble, Zoredache, mailq, Iain, Ward Aug 25 '11 at 7:57

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These are too few requirements that have to be fulfilled. But the one and only answer to that question is Postfix. It's the only server - that I know of - which ships with a working and secure preconfiguration.

Postfix and others are simple. This is what the S in SMTP stands for. And I don't know of any aspect of SMTP that Postfix can't do.

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the 'S'imple is referring to the protocol. Anyone who configured the older versions of Sendmail know that configuration of the daemons isn't always simple. –  Zoredache Aug 25 '11 at 7:24
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@Zoredache This is why Wietse wrote Postfix from scratch. And added a sendmail wrapper to keep the interface. –  mailq Aug 25 '11 at 7:27

Postfix supports TLS and is fairly easy to configure.

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