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Oct 28, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Can you offer some comparisons of such open source e-mail alternatives as sendmail, gmail, fusemail and Thunderbird?

"McFarlane: For an enterprise messaging system, you need three pieces of software: an MTA (Mail Transfer Agent), a UA (User Agent) and a database. MTA = mail gateway; UA = client; and, database = where the mail is stored.

"Exchange, sendmail, postfix, etc are MTA servers. Exchange is also an email database. Gmail, Thunderbird, Outlook, pine and elm are MTA clients..."

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