Message-ID: <3C769A31.email@example.com> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 11:21:21 -0800 From: "Dale E. Reed Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [Emerald] Email servers that integrate with Emerald
Jason Roblyer wrote:
> Jason, my understanding is that V4 is required for integration with IMail,
> is that correct? We're still using 2.5 here and not sure if having Imail is
> worth the upgrade costs of Emerald MBRs. Can anyone give me an idea of what
> a per MBR upgrade costs? IEA's website says to call and I'd rather just
> have the numbers.
Emerald 2.5 supports IMail 6. Emerald 4.0 supports Imail 6 and Imail 7.
> I'm leaning heavily towards VOPMail because of native support for ODBC
> authentication. Does IMail still have to use EmerAuth?
Pesonally, I wish all vendors would just use EmerAuth and not try and
access the Emerald DB directly. EmerAuth has a simliar smart cache
built into it that RadiusNT/X does. This offers a tremendous
performance advantage over direct interfaces that do not. However,
as a result of how IMail loads and unloads the EmerAuth DLL for
each request, IMail users can't take advantage of the cache. :(
The other advantage is (for example, Imail 6) when the Emerald
DB schema changes, there is nothing the vendor or you need to
do for the mail server to work. EmerAuth handles the translation
Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT/X __________________________________________ IEA Software, Inc. www.iea-software.com