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Perdition Mail Retrieval Proxy

Perdition is a fully featured POP3 and IMAP4 proxy server. It is able to handle both SSL and non-SSL connections and redirect users to a real-server based on a database lookup. Perdition supports modular based database access. The distribution ships with modules for ODBC, MySQL, PostgreSQL, GDBM, POSIX Regular Expression, and NIS. The API for modules is open, allowing abitary modules to be written to allow access to any data store. Perdition can be used to create large mail systems where an end-user's mailbox may be stored on one of several hosts, to integrate different mail systems together, to migrate between different email infrastructures, and to bridge plain-text, SSL, and TLS services. It can also be used as part of a firewall.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  22 Jun 2005 10:34

    Release Notes: This is the first release of perdition in over a year. It includes lots of updates, particularly a fix for a potential buffer overflow in the Berkely DB module. The LDAP module can now use arbitrary URLs if compiled against OpenSSL 2.0.0 or newer. All asynchronous IMAP messages are now passed back to the end-user. The level to which add_domain pares down a domain is configurable. And SSL now works in inetd mode.

    •  27 May 2004 13:09

      Release Notes: This release fixes a problem with the return value from an LDAP popmap lookup that may causes various problems, including a bogus username when username_from_database is in effect.

      •  02 Apr 2004 10:58

        Release Notes: This release features various minor bugfixes and feature enhancements. In particular PID file creation on FreeBSD (and possibly others) has been fixed. A segmentation fault problem in the LDAP module has been resolved. Logging has been enhanced.

        •  19 Dec 2003 12:37

          Release Notes: This release fixes a critical segfault bug in 1.12 affecting the outgoing_server option. It also includes some minor documentation and build fixes. Users are strongly recomended to upgrade to 1.13 if they are using 1.12.

          •  15 Dec 2003 10:15

            Release Notes: This release primarily consists of bugfixes, but does include a new module for send database queries to a daemon, which allows arbitrary popmap databases to be built programatically.

            Recent comments

            16 Sep 1999 05:25 norbertdejonge

            Very nice
            Looks very nice. Just what I was looking for.


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