MailProgs (OS/2 mail clients and servers)

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Friday, 21 October, 2016

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This is a suite of small OS/2 mail client and server programs. These are not particularly sophisticated, but they have the merit of being small and simple. They are all command line based.

SMTP Server:

This is a simple SMTP server (daemon) which is normally started by the INETD super server. It collects and stores incoming mail for onward transmission. Some basic security features are included, to stop the system being used as a spam conduit. An alternate service port is also supported to allow mail filtering if required.

Configuration is extremely simple, and from version 4.0 onwards includes an option to direct all log messages to the SYSLOG daemon. See the README.TXT in the package for the full change history.

The package includes the following:

  • The SMTPD.EXE executable program
  • The associated README.TXT file
  • A necessary DLL (shared between all of the mail programs)
  • A sample configuration file
  • Source code

SMTP Client

This is a simple SMTP client, which transmits the mail stored by the SMTP server. It works only with the server mentioned above. No special configuration is necessary.

The client supports authentication via the LOGIN, PLAIN and CRAM-MD5 mechanisms, so it is useful if your mail client doesn't support authentication but your ISP insists on it.

From version 4.0 onwards, the client includes an option to direct all log messages to the SYSLOG daemon. From version 4.4, there is a facility for sending ETRN to another SMTP server. From version 4.6, there is support for CRAM-MD5 authentication. See the README.TXT in the package for the full change history.

The package includes the following:

  • The SMTP.EXE executable program
  • The associated README.TXT file
  • A necessary DLL (shared between all of the mail programs)
  • Source code

POP3 Server

This is a simple POP3 server (daemon) which is normally started by the INETD super server. It distributes incoming mail that has been stored previously in an incoming directory. Configuration is extremely simple. User authorisation is normally performed using the existing OS/2 User Profile Management (UPM) services, but an alternate user authorisation module is provided for those who cannot (or do not wish to) use UPM.

Configuration is extremely simple, and from version 4.0 onwards includes an option to direct all log messages to the SYSLOG daemon. See the README.TXT in the package for the full change history.

The package includes the following:

  • The POP3D.EXE executable program
  • The associated README.TXT file
  • A necessary DLL (shared between all of the mail programs)
  • Source code

POP3 Client

This is a simple POP3 client, which collects mail from a POP3 server and places it into a local directory.

From version 4.0 onwards, the client includes an option to direct all log messages to the SYSLOG daemon. See the README.TXT in the package for the full change history.

The package includes the following:

  • The POP3.EXE executable program
  • The associated README.TXT file
  • A necessary DLL (shared between all of the mail programs)
  • Source code

TZ calculator

It is an easy way of working out the correct setting for the TZ environment variable; this is needed by the mail programs. This program was written by Norbert Dey, no source code is available here.

The package includes the following:

  • The TZCALC.EXE executable program
  • The associated README.TXT file
This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Programs are distributed as ZIP packages: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

POP3 Client v. 4.1 (21/10/2016) Readme/What's new
Now released under the BSD 3-Clause license.
 www.tavi.co.uk/os2pages/utils/pop3.zip  local copy
POP3 Server v. 4.0 (21/10/2016) Readme/What's new
Now released under the BSD 3-Clause license.
 www.tavi.co.uk/os2pages/utils/pop3d.zip  local copy
SMTP Client v. 4.6 (21/10/2016) Readme/What's new
Now released under the BSD 3-Clause license.
 www.tavi.co.uk/os2pages/utils/smtp.zip  local copy
SMTP Server v. 4.2 (21/10/2016) Readme/What's new
Now released under the BSD 3-Clause license.
 www.tavi.co.uk/os2pages/utils/smtpd.zip  local copy
TZ calculator (11/12/1996)
 www.tavi.co.uk/os2pages/utils/tzcalc.zip  local copy
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