RE: [Emerald] Email servers that integrate with Emerald

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Brian Dooley (
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:00:14 -0500

From: "Brian Dooley" <>
Subject: RE: [Emerald] Email servers that integrate with Emerald
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:00:14 -0500
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I must say that (running NTMail v.7) I prefer the Emerauth.dll over
Gordano's SQLAuth.dll for performance.
The only shortcoming is that it does not allow NTMail to list users in
their (NTMail's) interface. Which consequently prevents me from being
able to email my domain users when necessary.
For email authentication and anuthorization it works quite well though.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Dale E. Reed Jr.
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 2:21 PM
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 for you.


Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT/X __________________________________________ IEA Software, Inc.


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