[techtalk] UUCP, was: POP mail

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Fri Dec 17 06:35:56 EST 1999

On Fri, 17 Dec 1999, Jenn V. wrote:

> Nils Philippsen wrote:
> > Yes, here. And it makes perfect sense to use UUCP on Linux instead of POP.
> > With UUCP I have "my own" mail domain and can setup any number of accounts
> > if I wish.
> Ditto with SMTP, actually. Which is what Laurel had indicated
> as the alternative format for mail servers. (As opposed to clients)

But SMTP isn't suitable for non permanent connections. And permanent
connections are a no-no here in Telekom-land -- for an average of 45
minutes online a day, I'm guilty of about 150DM (~80 US$ or EUR whichever
you prefer) of our phone bill. And this is _with_ purchasing the budget of
400 half-price phone units. Sad, isn't it?

 Nils Philippsen / Berliner Straße 39 / D-71229 Leonberg // +49.7152.209647
nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de / nils at fht-esslingen.de / nils at redhat.de
   The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be
   regarded as a criminal offence.                  -- Edsger W. Dijkstra

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