innovative2001

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Hello,

I want replace my Exim with Qmail in Cpanel environment. Is it possible? if so then can anyone guide me how to ?
 

chirpy

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No, it's not possible if you still want to use the cPanel front-end and the other email functionality of cPanel as a whole. Exim is the MTA of choice for cPanel.
 

Spiral

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To answer your question, a competing control panel named Plesk uses Qmail!

More information: http://www.swsoft.com/plesk

Personally I don't think Plesk is as good a control panel as Cpanel and is
lacking a lot of features. The company where I work used to be
100% Plesk based but we converted everything over to Cpanel
about a year ago and have been much happier on Cpanel.

Is there a specific reason why you want to use Qmail?

There is two ways that you can setup the mailboxes with Cpanel and Exim ....
One way is to use a mailbox file (mbox) for email account and the other
preferred way is to use a set of directory folders for mail (maildir). The
second method I speak of is virtually identical to how Qmail operates.

We have all of our Cpanel servers configured with the newer maildir
configuration and it operates EXACTLY like Qmail. I personally have
a great many years experience with Qmail and I'm right at home in
this configuration.
 

NightStorm

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Unless you enjoy being a non-recognised beta testor for substandard products, I would avoid Plesk. They are earning a well-deserved reputation on their own support forums as inferior, due to their unwillingness to release stable software, and instead releasing a beta product as "stable release" and then observing the bugs that are reported, and releasing a "patch" several months later.
QMAIL is also hideously outdated, and even those who have it now are asking that Plesk switch over to a better mail environment.