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Possible to replace EXIM with any other MTA ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by furquan, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. furquan

    furquan Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    I know EXIM is the mta that cPanel provides, But what i need to know is, Can we in any way replace EXIM
    with any other MTA of our choice ..????

    Please share your thoughts !!!!
     
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    furquan Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the update Michael,

    The reason i had asked this question, was coz some one told me that it is possible to replace exim with any other MTA while
    we begin the installation of cPanel !!!!
     
  4. cPanelMichael

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    Exim is the only MTA available with cPanel, however you can choose between Dovecot and Courier as your mail server. After cPanel is installed, you can browse to the following location if you want to change your mail server:

    "WHM >> Service Configuration >> Mailserver Selection"

    Dovecot is selected by default on new installations due to it's ability to handle resources better.

    Thank you.
     
  5. furquan

    furquan Well-Known Member

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    Yup :) i am aware of that .

    One last question,

    Is there no one who has replaced EXIM with any other MTA ? OR is it not possible ET ALL to do this ?
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    Here's an old thread from 2008. I'm sure there has to be others that have tried. cPanel won't know what to do with it though so you'd probably be reworking any hacked in setup on most every cPanel update. If you could get it acconplished to begin with, that is.
     
  7. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    sendmail does work but in conjuction with exim, since we have sendmail being used with PHP mail() function. sendmail actually gets automatically reinstalled if you try to remove it on a cPanel machine. We don't support sendmail MTA directly, but we do support using sendmail.

    Now, what reason are you wanting another MTA besides the existing exim and sendmail options available with cPanel? If you were considering qmail, please keep in mind that qmail is arcane and old with a high series of patches. The qmail creator no longer provides support for it.

    There's a great discussion of the various MTAs at this location:

    MTA Comparison - Granizada

    In almost every instance, exim is the preferred choice. It is the easiest to configure and setup with a large contributor and user base. It is what we provide and have found after many years to function reliably.
     
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    Hey Tristan, any chance we'll get Qmail support in cPanel soon??
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    As I explained, qmail is not likely to be available in cPanel due to the fact that it is no longer updated by the creator of the product who doesn't allow anyone else to continue development on it. The feature request area would be the appropriate one to ask for qmail support:

    http://go.cpanel.net/iwant
     
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