Projects / Postal


This suite currently consists of three programs, Postal, Rabid, and BHM. Postal (the mad postman) is a program that will deliver mail as fast as possible via the SMTP protocol to test mail server performance. Rabid (the mad Biff) will eat mail via the POP protocol as fast as possible and measure POP server performance. BHM is the Black Hole Mailer to discard SMTP mail. All messages sent via Postal have MD5 checksums appended, and Rabid will check the MD5 to ensure that the messages are not being corrupted.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Jan 2012 08:46

    Release Notes: LMTP support was added. User-list file parsing was improved. rabid now correctly checks the '.' at the end of the results of the list command. Deprecated GNUTLS library calls were removed. MD5 checking was rewritten and fixed, and Subject, Date, and Message-ID headers were added to the check. There were many minor changes.

    •  26 May 2008 13:55

      Release Notes: Minor changes were made to the documentation. It is now possible to build without SSL support.

      •  18 Apr 2008 23:41

        Release Notes: This release really fixes the bugs that stopped it compiling on GCC 4.3, and the majority of the warnings.

        •  09 Apr 2008 07:11

          Release Notes: This version now builds correctly without GNUTLS, on OpenSolaris, and with GCC 4.3. Some build warnings were fixed.

          •  02 Jul 2007 10:45

            Release Notes: The license was changed to GPLv3.


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