Mail::Toaster 5.01 review

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Mail::Toaster is an installer for a collection of software which provides a full-featured mail server

License: BSD License
File size: 825K
Developer: Matt Simerson
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Mail::Toaster is an installer for a collection of software which provides a full-featured mail server. The system is built around the qmail mail transport agent, with many additions and modifications

Here are some key features of "Mail Toaster":
SMTP Mail Server (SMTP-AUTH, chk-user, SPF, TLS, tarpitting, RBL)
Virtual Domain Hosting w/delegated administration
Virtual Domain Users
Mailing List (Ezmlm)
Web Based E-Mail (Sqwebmail, Squirrelmail, V-Webmail)
Web Based Domain Administration
Mail Filtering (rbls, SpamAssassin, simscan, Qmail-Scanner)
Virus Scanning (ClamAV, F-Prot, Uvscan)
SMTP roaming via SMTP-submission (port 587)
CGI frontend to mail features
Log processing and pretty graphs (via RRDutil)
Auto-Installs of MySQL, Apache, phpMyAdmin, and more
Centralized configuration files
Support for clusters of qmail servers
Builds SSL certs for Apache, Qmail, & Courier

Security - Mail::Toaster supports secure connections from the email client (via POP3, IMAP, SMTP, and webmail) to the server. If the remote (destination) email server supports it, we also encrypt the email as it travels across the public Intenet from server to server. Thus, if you happen to be using two Mail::Toasters and your email clients are configured to use SSL, you have a fully encrypted path from the email sender to the final recipient.

State of the Art Filtering - Mail::Toaster has sophisticated filtering capabilities built right in. A default installation blocks all viruses and will detect 85% of the spam. With a little bit of training, it's reasonable to expect and achieve 99% spam filtering accuracy.

Flexibility - Mail::Toaster provides an extremely flexible framework to allow you to build your email system your way. This flexibility makes it easy to migrate existing systems to Mail::Toaster and also allows Mail::Toaster to work in diverse environments and OS platforms.

Support - There is a thriving and active support community available on the mailing list. The web forums are also frequented by quite a few helpful folks. If you need more support than folks are willing to provide, commercial support is available.

What's New in This Release:
Primarily code quality improvements.
Rewrites of major portions of the code using techniques described in Perl Best Practices.
Many more tests, much better tests, and more error testing within the functions.
A new Webmail interface.
It's not terribly "pretty" yet, but is much more user friendly and functional.

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