[Mimedefang] Mimedefang/Spamassassin/MySQL Web Interface

Daniel Kasak dkasak at nusconsulting.com.au
Mon Jul 28 23:39:00 EDT 2003

Bill Maidment wrote:

> Daniel Kasak wrote:
>> While this sounds like a good idea, it also invades Roaring Penguin's 
>> market for CanIt ( which we are currently using under a 30-day trial ).
>> I assume that since Mimedefang and Spamassassin are both released as 
>> open source, then there is no legal barrier to you producing a web 
>> interface to configure the 2, but I think it would be a great pitty 
>> if in doing so you 'stole' some of Roaring Penguin's customers.
>> This issue no doubt makes it very hard for companies to release some 
>> of their work as open source and still attract customers. I'd rather 
>> see the determined few who can handle setting up Mimedefand and 
>> Spamassassin do it the free way, and others who don't have the time 
>> or do have the resources, to pay for the commercial version and 
>> support those who support everyone else. At least that was my line of 
>> thinking in recommending that we trial CanIt ( which by the way 
>> management are pretty impressed with - hopefully they'll approve the 
>> purchase ).
>> Sorry to put a dampener on your idea. It is a great idea - except for 
>> the above.
>> What do others think?
> Well, we bought CanIt, but we're still using the free version as it 
> seems more advanced. We might switch over later, if it's already got a 
> GUI/MySQL front end to it, I just have to get the time to look at it 
> properly ;-)
> Cheers
> Bill Maidment
Well it has a GUI, and it's a pretty good one. It's PHP-based, and it 
uses a Postgres backend ( I would have also preferred MySQL, as that's 
where my experience lies, but the installation was painless and it works 
fine ).
I don't know about what features were in older versions, but the only we 
are using is very impressive.

Daniel Kasak
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