[erlang-questions] smtp server

Roberto Ostinelli <>
Thu Feb 2 21:52:40 CET 2012


indeed.

i actually liked your 'rambling', so if you have other specific issues
you're thinking of please let us know.

r.

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Steve Davis <
> wrote:

> I have noticed that a great number of SMTP projects fail with a
> whimper. In particular, I observed that the JBoss project ran an SMTP
> project for a long, long time before even barely having something
> reasonable, and it's still not really "production quality". While the
> underlying protocol for SMTP is straightforward, I think things run
> aground owing to the teams initially underestimating the number of
> rfcs and protocol extensions that you are essentially *required* to
> support (especially wrt authentication etc) to have a production level
> server; and also the storage issues such as the user directory and
> message store.
>
> There's no reason it couldn't be done, of course, but there's a lot of
> moving parts that need to come together to make it a real production
> competitor to the venerable sendmail or servers like MS exchange.
>
> As far as Erlang is concerned, it's hard to see it happening until
> certain requisite libraries are mature. For instance, START_TLS is
> still not "easy" in erlang owing to the long, and continuing, struggle
> to get good TLS protocol support.
>
> Assuming that does get "finished" (and there's a whole raft of crypto
> work still to do), perhaps a good start towards such a goal would be
> to integrate, at the very least, an LDAP client into the base
> libraries...
>
> ok before I ramble too much, I'll leave my 2c there.
>
> regards,
> /s
>
> On Jan 29, 12:56 am, Roberto Ostinelli <> wrote:
> > dear list,
> >
> > are you aware of any existent production-ready SMTP server in Erlang?
> I've
> > only found, maintained:https://github.com/Vagabond/gen_smtp
> >
> > thank you,
> >
> > r.
> >
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