Stalker unleashes new SIMS

Stalker Software Inc. pushed the speed envelope with Version 1.

Stalker Software Inc. pushed the speed envelope with Version 1.5 of its free Stalker Internet Mail Server.

The company said SIMS 1.5, which shipped in November, outperforms Unix servers on comparable platforms. It now supports all multidomain features of Stalker's CommuniGate Server messaging system, including domain-based account name mapping. SIMS will be able to use all the multihoming features of Open Transport 1.3 when it is released, the company said.

SIMS 1.5 supports virtually all anti-spam methods in use, the company said. Administrators can blacklist Internet Protocol addresses, domains and individual accounts in specified domains. The latter capability can block fake numeric accounts such as 12345@aol.com, Stalker said. SIMS 1.5 can also prohibit relaying of mail from nonregistered users.

The new version of SIMS includes a small HTTP (Hypertext Transport Protocol) server, allowing remote administration via the Web. The HTTP server uses a user-configured TCP/IP port, so it will not conflict with another server on the same machine, the company said.

A beta, Version 1.6b1, is also available. It makes some adjustments with the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) module and return paths.

Stalker Software Inc. of Mill Valley, Calif., can be reached at (415) 383-7164 or (800) 262-4722; fax (415) 383-7461; sales@stalker.com; http://www.stalker.com.

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