Linked by Alex Chejlyk on Mon 18th Jul 2005 17:09 UTC
Internet & Networking Microsoft dropped support for Exchange 5.5 on December 31st, 2004. Exchange 5.5 users can upgrade to Exchange Server 2003, continue to run 5.5 with all accompanied security risks, or switch over to another mail/groupware system.In this article I propose a fourth option that is really options two (run Exchange) and three (run another mail system) combined.
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Could have been worded better
by TaterSalad on Mon 18th Jul 2005 18:18 UTC
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2005-07-06

Why does the article only point out flaws with Exchange 5.5? For example "continue to run 5.5 with all accompanied security risks" and "The second option is to continue running Microsoft Exchange 5.5 and hope no one finds a new exploit."

These are generalized statements intending that you are not secure if you run Exchange 5.5. These statements could be applied to almost any MTA. Anytime you run a server you are taking security risks and hoping no one finds a new exploit. I'll just pick on Sendmain for an example, its record isn't exactly what I would call clean.

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RE: Could have been worded better
by on Mon 18th Jul 2005 18:39 in reply to "Could have been worded better"
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"These are generalized statements intending that you are not secure if you run Exchange 5.5. These statements could be applied to almost any MTA. "

The problem is MS is stopping support. Meaning if an exploit is found, they won't bother to fix it. Other MTAs will have patches available.

I and I think you mean Sendmail, not "Sendmain" ;)

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