6 Best Mail Transfer Agents (MTA’s) for Linux

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13 Responses

  1. Arjun Dixit says:

    I would suggest Powermta, as I am using it since 1 year.

  2. Andris says:

    Dear Aaron,

    You should check out MailerQ – Providing a fast, scalable and stable solution for a one-time-fee, this MTA allows you take control of your email delivery in an easy and efficient manner.

  3. David says:

    Is mutt an MTA? I thought it was an MUA that relies on an external MTA.

  4. Devops says:

    Thank you for this post, but where is power mta?!!

  5. Niklas Salmoukas says:

    Achelous, a sendmail replacement, which queues and uploads emails to a web service. We designed it for IoT devices and containers, which might send emails for administrative purposes. https://github.com/core-process/achelous

  6. Robert A. Nader says:

    Good Day!

    1 to 4 are Mail Transport Agents (MTA)s
    5 & 6 are Mail User Agents (MUA)s and are not MTAs! “Email Clients” are MUAs not MTAs … period!

    The title should read:

    4 Best Mail Transfer Agents (MTA’s) for Linux and a couple of MUAs ;-)

    To get to 6 MTAs one can include:

    5) CourierMail Server courier-mta : the Courier mail transfer agent (MTA) is an integrated mail/groupware
    server based on open commodity protocols, such as ESMTP, IMAP, POP3, LDAP,
    SSL, and HTTP. Courier provides ESMTP, IMAP, POP3, webmail, and mailing list
    services within a single, consistent, framework.

    and even the light weight ->

    6) dma – https://github.com/corecode/dma – DragonFly Mail Agent – dma is a small Mail Transport Agent (MTA), designed for home and office use. It accepts mails from locally installed Mail User Agents (MUA) and delivers the mails either locally or to a remote destination. Remote delivery includes several features like TLS/SSL support and SMTP authentication.

    PS: Having used all 6 MTAs I stick with Exim if possible.

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