OT again... is there an IMAP expert in the house?

Sheila King usenet at thinkspot.net
Mon Jan 28 06:10:56 CET 2002


On Sun, 27 Jan 2002 22:49:41 -0600, "Chris Gonnerman"
<chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net>  wrote about Re: OT again... is
there an IMAP expert in the house?:

> "Sheila King" <usenet at thinkspot.net> wrote in message
> news:<a31k0c.3vsgovh.1 at kserver.org>...
> >
> > Mercury mail server v3.3 does offer IMAP and is free. For win32 platforms.
> >
> > http://www.pmail.com
> 
> The main site lists 3.21c as the current version and doesn't offer 3.3...
> where do I find this?

Here is the pre-release announcement for the v3.3 as accounced in June 2001
on the Mercury Mailing list. If you are going to run Mercury, I highly
recommend joining the list for support and help. Read on.

-- 
Sheila King
http://www.thinkspot.net/sheila/

"When introducing your puppy to an adult cat,
restrain the puppy, not the cat." -- Gwen Bailey,
_The Perfect Puppy: How to Raise a Well-behaved Dog_



> > To: MERCURY at BAMA.UA.EDU
> > Subject: Mercury/32 v3.3 public pre-release now available
> > From: David Harris <David.Harris at PMAIL.GEN.NZ>
> > Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 23:23:18 +1200
> > 
> > A pre-release version of Mercury/32 v3.3 is now available via FTP using
> > the following URL:
> > 
> >    ftp://risc.ua.edu/pegasus-previews/m32-330.exe
> > 
> > ** Please note: this is PREVIEW software - it is not to be mirrored or
> > ** made available on other distribution sites until we send a notification
> > ** to this list indicating that it is permissible to do so.
> > 
> > This is a preview in name only: we are aware of no outstanding issues that
> > should prevent the release of this archive on an unrestricted basis - the
> > release as a preview is purely a matter of prudence arising out of years of
> > experience. :-)  Realistically, we expect to remove the preview status from
> > this release before the end of this week.
> > 
> > Mercury/32 v3.3 has only a couple of major new features, but they are very
> > important ones.
> > 
> > *   MercuryI IMAP server   Finally! Mercury now has a fully-fledged
> >     IMAP4rev1 server module. More than a year in development, and
> >     rigorously tested for many months, MercuryI is a full IMAP4rev1
> >     implementation. For those of you unfamiliar with IMAP, it is the
> >     standard Internet protocol for accessing your mailbox remotely. It
> >     differs from POP3 in that it allows you to access your entire mailbox,
> >     not just your new mail folder.
> > 
> > *   Policies   With Mercury/32 v3.3, you can define your own tasks, or
> >     "policies", to be applied to all mail passing through the server. Using
> >     policies, you can add comprehensive virus scanning with a single copy
> >     of F-prot (or any other virus scanner with a command line interface),
> >     add content scanning, archiving... Anything you can do in an external
> >     program. Mercury can even unpack complex MIME encodings for you
> >     as part of this process. While it can take a little experimentation to get
> >     your own policies operating, the power they provide is enormous.
> > 
> > As well as this, there are a host of corrections, improvements and minor
> > feature additions. Of particular note is the change in the MercuryE end-to-
> > end SMTP client delivery module which should dramatically improve the
> > handling of problems related to DNS-based name resolution.
> > 
> > We had hoped to include support for the SSL/TLS secure sockets layer
> > protocols in v3.3, but issues associated with the proprietary nature of the
> > technologies used in these protocols and the almost total lack of
> > documentation in the public SSL offering have delayed this addition. With
> > the release of the IMAP server, we appreciate that SSL has become even
> > more of any issue for many sites, and we do plan to support it as soon as
> > we are able.
> > 
> > If you have any problems with this v3.3 release archive, please contact me
> > directly, being sure to give me as much detail as you can.
> > 
> > Otherwise, enjoy! MercuryI in particular has been enormously arduous to
> > develop, but satisfying at the end, and I hope it serves you well.
> > 
> > Cheers!
> > 
> > -- David --
> > 
> > ------------------ David Harris -+- Pegasus Mail ----------------------
> >   Box 5451, Dunedin, New Zealand | e-mail: David.Harris at pmail.gen.nz
> >            Phone: +64 3 453-6880 | Fax: +64 3 453-6612
> > 
> > Thought for the day:
> >     Mistress (n): something which fits between a mister and a mattress.
> >            -- Joe Lewis





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