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IDMS Damn Best Mail Agent

IDMS DBMA is an effort to develop a highly scalable (c10k compliant), plugin-based mail agent aimed at fighting spam and viruses. It is meant to replace hard-to-maintain, complex, resource hungry configurations used by small to large users today.

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Recent releases

  •  23 Jul 2003 11:26

    Release Notes: This release adds a configure script, fixes a bug with the catchall aliases, and fixes some small bugs.

    •  19 Feb 2003 19:13

      Release Notes: There are read and write improvements to pipe, a more stable timeout system using select() and alarm(), and many moves to select() in other areas. Small memory leaks have been fixed. Timeout ETA is written to the log.

      •  07 Feb 2003 09:34

        Release Notes: This version includes major socket handling changes. IPC is now via pipes so it can be run on OpenMosix. There is a change from using poll() to using select(), and a bug in the signal handler with non-reenterent functions was fixed.

        •  04 Jan 2003 17:40

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          04 Jan 2003 13:07 nkukard

          Re: Is it like dbmail ?

          > Is it the same purpose ? Same
          > architecture ? check

          nope, we don't store the mail in the database, this is 1) in efficient 2) creates stress on the database server and 3) DOES NOT work if you are hosting 40,000 mailboxes.
          IDMS DBMA is designed to be used by very large ISP's (which is where we get most of our funding from), we in turn desined this mail serice to beable to handing 40,000 clients per server (currently spec'd at 150 cyrix with 64Mb RAM)
          DBMail isn't designed to allow the use of plugins, our sytem is totally plugin based.
          We also will be adding very advanced features such as redirecting a mail address to a imap folder, and adding capability to login to an imap folder from pop3 which no other mail program can do. Your decision if you would like to accept this project. I can say the currect version (released to you guys) serves about 1.8 million emails a day on 5 servers, totalling a number of close to 8 million mails a day. If DBMAIL is designed for this capacity on the entry level servers this ISP uses i'll die my hair pink and wear a dress to work. ;)

          04 Jan 2003 10:33 adulau

          Is it like dbmail ?
          Is it the same purpose ? Same architecture ? check


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