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In the News (Sun 22 Apr 18)

  O'Reilly Media -- Bookstore: Exim: The Mail Transfer Agent
Exim is the default mail transport agent installed on some Linux systems; it runs on many versions of Unix and is suitable for any TCP/IP network with any combination of hosts and end-user mail software.
It's the default mail transport agent installed on some Linux systems, runs on many versions of Unix, and is suitable for any TCP/IP network with any combination of hosts and end-user mail software.
Mailing list is a big help, but I recommend for futher development to focus on documentation, which is "not good enough".
www.oreilly.com /catalog/exim   (692 words)

  Mail transfer agent
A mail transfer agent or MTA is a software computer program which transfers electronic mail messages from one computer to another.
The MTA works behind the scenes, while the user usually interacts with another program, the mail user agent, which contacts an MTA for actual delivery of the mail.
One of the most popular MTAs is sendmail, which implements the standard SMTP mail transfer protocol.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mt/MTA.html   (74 words)

 Nominet UK - Terms and Conditions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Your agent acts on your behalf in registering and maintaining the registration of the domain name so that, unless the matter relates to something covered by condition 5.5 below, any communication to or from your agent is taken as being to or from you.
You should always contact your agent first with any request or question about your domain name or changes to it, as we will only act if we are satisfied that your agent cannot or will not.
If you do not transfer your domain name (as needed by condition 22) there will be no valid transfer of this contract and domain name, and no document or agreement attempting or claiming to transfer the domain name or this contract (or both) will have any effect.
www.nominet.org.uk /nominet-terms.html   (3574 words)

 O'Reilly Releases 'Exim: The Mail Transfer Agent'
Philip Hazel, author of "Exim: The Mail Transfer Agent" (O'Reilly, US $44.95), began building Exim from scratch in 1995 when it became clear to him that the system they were using at the University of Cambridge no longer met their requirements.
A mail transfer agent, known interchangeably as a "mail transport agent" is responsible for routing and delivering electronic mail.
While sendmail is by far the most popular MTA on Unix and Linux systems, Exim is rapidly gaining ground because it is simpler and more intuitive to configure than sendmail, and offers all the features and flexibility needed by most Internet-connected sites.
www.lwn.net /2001/0719/pr/pr2819.php3   (491 words)

 [No title]
A Mail Transfer agent is used to take information from the spooling directory and either delivers it to local postoffice mailboxes or queues it for relay to a remote host.
The Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) is responsible for the internal of routing of messages between connectors.
When mail is picked up or dispatched by the mail transfer agent, specific events can fire to facilitate the processing of messages as they are moved between connectors.
www.hostingpremium.com /docs/MailEnableSystemManual_en   (2289 words)

 Improving Security - Larry Rogers, Email is a Postcard Written in Pencil
MTAs use a well-known and well-documented protocol (a set of rules for computer-to-computer communications) - the Simple Message Transfer Protocol, affectionately referred to as SMTP.
MTAs use SMTP to move email messages from computer system to computer system, eventually stopping (hopefully!) when the mail reaches its intended destination.
The MTA at the destination computer system writes it to a computer disk somewhere-a mailbox-and the message waits there for the intended recipient to read it using their MUA.
www.cert.org /homeusers/email_postcard.html   (1203 words)

 MailSpace design
A mail transfer agent is essentially a simple workflow system which is mostly automatic in nature.
Mails enter the system, normally by means of the SMTP protocol, are analyzed, processed, filtered, and leave the system again - either through delivery to a user's mailbox, or by forwarding the mail to another MTA.
Like most Java servers, the agent is multi-threaded in order to give the best bandwidth-consumption; multiple instances of the agent may be run on multiple machines that are all part of the system's MX list.
www.cdegroot.com /articles/2000-mailspace   (1566 words)

 E-Mail Spamming countermeasures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Filtering on the Mail Transfer Agent is accomplished by adding rules to the configuration for the specific mail system running on the server.
The most logical location for filtering is your Mail Transfer Agent, since it can perform this service for a larger number of mail accounts and is a central point for administration.
Mail Transfer Agent's that do not have this capability can be protected by rerouting all mail for the domain through a host running sendmail with filters.
www.ciac.org /ciac/bulletins/i-005c.shtml   (1348 words)

 CommuniGate Pro: E-Mail Transfer
Acting as an MTA (Mail Transfer Agent), the Server accepts messages from various sources (modules, internal components, etc.), and delivers (transfers) them to remote or local destinations using the same or different modules.
When a communication module transfers a message or when it rejects a message because of a fatal error, it removes the message from the module queue.
Transfer modules (such as SMTP, Local Delivery, LIST, and PIPE maintain one or several queues for messages to be delivered.
www.stalker.com /CommuniGatePro/Transfer.html   (2863 words)

 Linux: Linux eMail Server - Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) software
Internet mail is sent from the email client to the email server which routes it to the intended destination which will also be an email server.
The protocol by which the email servers communicate is called SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) and the email server software is known as the MTA or Mail Transfer Agent.
Required for inbound mail: The mail server must be identified by the DNS as the mail server in order to receive mail.
www.yolinux.com /TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialMailMTA.html   (2362 words)

 What is mail server? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: MTA, mail router, e-mail server, Internet mailer, mail ...
- A mail server (also known as a mail transfer agent or MTA, a mail transport agent, a mail router or an Internet mailer) is an application that receives incoming e-mail from local users (people within the same domain) and remote senders and forwards outgoing e-mail for delivery.
The mail server works in conjunction with other programs to make up what is sometimes referred to as a messaging system.
When you send an e-mail message, your e-mail program, such as Outlook or Eudora, forwards the message to your mail server, which in turn forwards it either to another mail server or to a holding area on the same server called a message store to be forwarded later.
searchwebservices.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid26_gci876011,00.html   (374 words)

 Mail transfer agent - Promodag
Transfer Agent is a complementary tool to PROMODAG Reports for Microsoft Exchange Server.
PROMODAG Transfer Agent enables large organizations with sites separatedby no or low bandwidth link to collect tracking files from their Exchange servers in a central location.
It receives a file transfer request from the central module using email messages, then zips and transfers the tracking files from one or more Exchange servers to the Central module.
www.promodag.com /products/transfer/description.aspx   (263 words)

 Sendmail V8: A (Smoother) Engine Powers Network Email
It accepts mail from another transfer agent and relays it to an agent closer to the ultimate recipient.
A mail transfer agent is required to choose the most preferred mail-exchange host among those that are currently functioning.
The function of the mail hub is to deliver all mail for the entire local network in to recipients' mailboxes resident on the mail hub system.
networkcomputing.com /unixworld/tutorial/008/008.txt.html   (6114 words)

 DomainsAreFree - Definition of Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the de facto standard for email transmission across the Internet.
To determine the SMTP server for a given domain name, the MX (Mail eXchange) DNS record is used.
At the time, it was a complement to UUCP which was better suited to handle e-mail transfers between machines that were intermittently connected.
www.domainsarefree.com /glossary/Simple_Mail_Transfer_Protocol.html   (519 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A user agent (UA) is a program that is responsible for providing a ``user friendly'' interface for reading or writing mail and converting to the canonical interface of the mail transfer agent as necessary.
A mail transfer agent (MTA) is a program or system to which you or your user agent entrusts a message for delivery to someone else's user agent.
Mail which for any reason is known to be undeliverable, is not accepted for delivery.
ftp.arl.mil /ftp/pub/mmdf/mmdf-2.44a/devsrc.x/doc/review/p2   (1149 words)

 Project Proposal: E-Mail Configuration Tool.
The need for this software is that there are many related factors to consider when configuring a mail transfer agent, and it is easy for a person to overlook some of them.
These complexities have had to be followed by developments in the mail transfer agents, and in their configuration files.
As a result of this, other mail transfer agents have been produced, such as Exim, qmail, and Smail, and a few others, with a more readable interface.
www.eng.cse.dmu.ac.uk /~hgs/projects/mail_config.html   (1557 words)

 How mail works?
Mail Transfer Agents (MTA) are used to transfer messages between machines.
Sendmail is a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA), which is the program that moves mail from one machine to another.
The MX record tells an MTA where a message, whose ultimate target is a given host in a given domain, should be sent to next, i.e., which intermadiate hosts should be used to ultimately deliver a message to the target host.
www.cs.concordia.ca /help/faq/hmail.html   (2749 words)

 MailEnable Knowledge Base - MailEnable antivirus overview
MailEnable's Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) is the core component of MailEnable responsible for the routing of messages once they have been received from a mail client for delivery.
As the messages pass through the Mail Transfer Agent, its message parts are extracted into a scratch directory for analysis by one or more anti-virus agents.
Many antivirus agents do not function effectively under high concurrency (i.e.: where there are many instances of the antivirus agent running at the one time).
www.mailenable.com /kb?ID=ME020389   (675 words)

 Notes from Support: SMTP MTA International Character Sets
This functionality does not mean that the MTA translates message content from one language to another (that's the realm of language translation software).
One very important piece of information is the "charset" value, which the MTA uses to look up a corresponding LMBCS code group number in the MTA Tables database; however, even though the "charset" value indicates which character set to use, the MTA still needs the "Language Parameter" set to a supporting character set.
If you configure the MTA to automatically detect the character set (by setting the "Use character set detection routines" field to Yes), it does so in the same manner that it translated outbound messages -- it searches the character sets in order to find a match with the characters in the message.
www-128.ibm.com /developerworks/lotus/library/ls-SMTP_MTA_International_Character_Sets   (2987 words)

 Mail Server FAQ - ArsLinuxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We will cover installing and configuring the Postfix MTA (Mail Transfer Agent), the CourierIMAP or Dovecot IMAP server, Spamassassin and procmail for spam filtering, ClamAV/Amavisd for virus filtering, and either Squirrelmail or Horde/IMP for webmail.
This means that no matter where you send your mail, you will have a record of mail that has been sent, received, replied to, and an archive of sent messages.
Next, the MTA will lookup the IP address for a mail server that is willing to handle email for addresses ending in "@example.com".
wiki.arslinux.com /Mail_Server_FAQ   (2354 words)

 The Smail-3 MTA
Note that Smail-3 is not intended to be a user interface for reading and submitting mail — it is instead the interface to the network and mail delivery systems that those mail readers use.
Smail is also not a mail store and does not provide services such as POP or IMAP — but you can use Smail with something like Cyrus IMAP for that purpose.
There are several low-volume mailing lists for Smail, with the most commonly used one being the Smail-3 User's list.
www.weird.com /~woods/projects/smail.html   (1535 words)

 Mail Transfer Agent - WorldStart Computer Tips and Computer Help
Also known as an MTA, a Mail Transfer Agent is basically what handles your e-mails after you hit the Send button and release them to the cyber world.
It is a computer program (or a software agent) that helps transport e-mails from computer to computer (from yours to your friend's).
An MTA works along with a MSA (mail submission agent) and a MUA (mail user agent, which is you), but it usually just works behind the scenes to sort out all of the e-mails that come through each day.
www.worldstart.com /tips/tips.php/2677   (388 words)

 CommuniGate Pro: E-Mail Transfer
Acting as an MTA (Mail Transfer Agent), the Server accepts messages from various sources (modules, internal components, etc.), and delivers (transfers) them to remote or local destinations using the same or different modules.
Use this setting to specify the maximum delay between the moment when a message was transferred or failed and the moment when a delivery report is generated.
Transfer modules (such as SMTP, Local Delivery, LIST, and PIPE maintain one or several queues for messages to be delivered.
mail.stalker.com /Guide/Transfer.html   (2863 words)

 Softpanorama Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Links
Another approach is to limit mail server access to only those users who have authenticated themselves with a POP password, http://spam.abuse.net/adminhelp/smPbS.shtml.
Assuming the system is a home or small company network with a Linux machine running Sendmail as the mail server, Sendmail's functions will be to receive mail messages from machines on the internal network, deliver local messages to their respective users and deliver to the Internet messages for external destinations.
Sendmail is a long-established, venerable mail transport agent (MTA).
www.softpanorama.org /Mail/mta.shtml   (8017 words)

 tummy.com QmailInstall
Separates mail and system accounts, having a mail account does not require the user to also have a normal system account.
It was designed from the ground up to be a fast, secure mail handler by a well-known security expert, Dan Bernstein.
Qmail uses a well designed security model which is intended to be immune to many of the common security problems found in other Mail Transfer Agents such as Sendmail.
www.tummy.com /Products/qmailinstall   (525 words)

 Webmail system for your website visitors. Install in minutes. Affordable, at 100s less. Support multi-domain.
With this mechanism, all mails received by your catch-all mail account will be piped to SocketMail script for processing i.e.
The mail() function will use the default MTA (mail transfer agent) in your webhosting server to send the mail out.
The URL that they need to go to read their mail is where you have installed SocketMail Lite.
www.socketmail.com /site/home/product_lite.php   (889 words)

 E-mail alerter software FREE, compliment your SocketMail webmail system.
SocketMail Agent is simply an external client that need to communicate to the installed site of SocketMail Pro/Lite.
SocketMail Agent binary distribution is given free and they are downloadable from the Members Area.
Only when you distribute SocketMail Agent to your end-user to use for the particular domain, then you will need to get/purchase a license of SocketMail Agent for that domain.
www.socketmail.com /site/home/product_agent.php   (330 words)

 Key Elements of E-Mail
The message is then delivered to the recipient using a Mail Delivery Agent (MDA) and stored until the recipient chooses to read it using his or her MUA.
Historically, users would dial into such a permanently connected machine to read their e-mail remotely; this mail server would be constantly connected to the transport medium of the Internet, allowing it to receive mail continuously.
We have looked at how a Mail User Agent talks to a Mail Transfer Agent to send e-mail across a mail backbone, how mail is retrieved from a store and how LDAP is accessed for address book information.
www.wmlclub.com /docs/samplechap/40441302.htm   (2298 words)

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