Openwave Opinions

Rubens Kuhl Jr. rubens at
Sat Nov 8 22:53:26 UTC 2003

> Anyone have any openwave mail MX opinions or experience good or bad?

Every mail product that costs lots of money will yield a worse overall
solution that using a good free/open-source mail software (postfix, qmail,
exim... pick one) and spending money on people with good technical skills to
tune and adapt the system. Unless, of course, your financial resources are

> Design question:  Is it better to have integrated or seperate Anti-spam
> Anti-virus built into the mail platform?

There are some design mistakes (such as trying to do these time-consuming
process synchronously) that both integrated and isolated anti-spam/virus
solutions have shown... the interesting thing with separate solutions is
that you can see the architeture from the configuration instructions, so
someone can quickly tell if that solution will scale or not. Using
monolithic or separate solutions will have some strategic consequences, but
design issues can arise in both.


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