In message <[log in to unmask]>, Stephen Marquard writes:
> There's also Taxis Mail, which is a free multi-user Win32 UUCP solution
> based on UUPC/extended and Pegasus Mail.
> Taxis can run on a single machine, peer-to-peer networks (Win95/98/NT), or
> NT-server. It's available at http://www.wcape.school.za/taxis/
> It supports Taylor UUCP size negotiation (won't download files over a
> specific size if wanted), UUCP over TCP/IP (will work over a PPP link to a
> UUCP ISP), and the next version will include a scheduler and ability to
> run as an NT service. Users can have secure mailboxes if it's running on
> an NT workstation or NT server.
Great stuff, but the issue here is cost, translating into efficiency,
ie batching, compressing or rather gzipping, `i' protocol with with
packet size and window tuning, in order to maximize throughput, to
minimize cell phone costs.
For that you need Taylor UUCP proper, sendmail and BSMTP, which means
LINUX or one of the BSDs. (I find, to my amazement, that these days
sendmail is actually easier to configure then smail :-)-O, see for
example http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue34/lisse.html, I also have a
config for UUCP left over from past days)
This also has the advantage that you can wire the Windoze boxes into a
LAN situation with the LINUX box being the central mail server.