LinuxPR: ActiveState And Sendmail Provide Streamlined Mail Content Processing

“ActiveState, a leading supplier of products and services
supporting Open Source software, today announced a new technology
partnership with Sendmail Inc., the provider of the ubiquitous
Sendmail Internet Mail platform for e-communications, applications
and services. System administrators will be able to integrate
their mail processing scripts seamlessly into the Sendmail delivery
stream using ActiveState tools that optimize the use of Perl.

Perl is the most widely used scripting language for the World Wide
Web, systems administration and systems programming, particularly
on Unix platforms.”

“The addition of ActiveState’s Perl plug-in to the Sendmail
Internet Mail Platform API reflects Sendmail’s commitment to Open
Source solutions. ActiveState products are cross platform and
include support for Windows, Linux and Solaris. Because system
administrators are typically heavy users of both Sendmail and Perl,
this initiative will be especially beneficial in helping to improve
the process of building mail scripts that enhance the functionality
of Internet Mail. Typical mail script applications include: message
content scanning, selective archiving, and dynamic
content-determined routing. As business communications over the
Internet continues to escalate, defining and quickly implementing
these kinds of applications becomes a mission critical task.”

“Sendmail and Perl are universally recognized as two of the
basic building blocks that deliver the functionality of the
Internet today,” said Greg Olson, CEO, Sendmail, Inc. “The
integration of ActiveState’s powerful Perl developer tools with the
Sendmail Internet Mail platform opens up exciting new possibilities
for improving the productivity and the creativity of programmers as
they build mail processing scripts.”