Sendmail – Mail Transport Agent

Sendmail is a Mail Transport Agent (MTA). It is suitable for handling sophisticated mail configurations, although this means that its configuration can also be complex. It is incredibly powerful mail software.

Sendmail provides Security and SPAM/UCE/UBE protection via several means.

Sendmail is the only MTA with a Turing complete language to control all aspects of delivery.

Features include:

  • Aliasing
  • Forwaring
  • Automatic routing to network gateways
  • Flexible configuration
  • Based on RFC 821 (Simple Mail Transport Protocol), RFC 822 (Internet Mail Headers Format), RFC 974 (MX routing), RFC 1123 (Internet Host Requirements), RFC 1413 (Identification server), RFC 1652 (SMTP 8BITMIME Extension), RFC 1869 (SMTP Service Extensions), RFC 1870 (SMTP SIZE Extension), RFC 1891 (SMTP Delivery Status Notifications), RFC 1892 (Multipart/Report), RFC 1893 (Enhanced Mail System Status Codes), RFC 1894 (Delivery Status Notifications), RFC 1985 (SMTP Service Extension for Remote Message Queue Starting), RFC 2033 (Local Message Transmission Protocol), RFC 2034 (SMTP Service Extension for Returning Enhanced Error Codes), RFC 2045 (MIME), RFC 2476 (Message Submission), RFC 2487 (SMTP Service Extension for Secure SMTP over TLS), RFC 2554 (SMTP Service Extension for Authentication), RFC 2821 (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), RFC 2822 (Internet Message Format), RFC 2852 (Deliver By SMTP Service Extension), and RFC 2920 (SMTP Service Extension for Command Pipelining)

Website: www.proofpoint.com
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Developer: proofpoint
License: Sendmail License

Sendmail is written in Perl and C. Learn Perl with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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