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UUCP email?

I was perusing the website of one of my old shell providers

https://www.eskimo.com/services/internet-access/uucp/

$264/year for UUCP email with MX forwarding

I realize that the world doesn't upgrade on the same day - but what legacy application or system out there would still use this? Maybe somebody doing bare metal in their cabin? Maybe government agencies like wilderness fire dep'ts or fisheries regulators that haven't adopted the Cloud?

It's fascinating to come across providers like this who are still making legacy stuff happen. Good on ya guys.

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  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator

    @jarland when will mxroute support UUCP?

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  • jarjar Provider
    edited November 2016

    raindog308 said: when will mxroute support UUCP?

    1987, Next time around.

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  • Sendmail still comes with support for UUCP, and one advantage is that with UUCP you can poll your email server periodically to retrieve your mails. Polling can be desirable if you have a labile IP address (or no IP address), something which is difficult to deal with when using the more conventional SMTP protocol to propagate the mail.

    Of course, most implementations today simply retain the end-user mail on the server and use POP or IMAP for the last hop, something that has its own pros and cons.

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  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator

    topcat said: labile

    Hey, cool new word...thank you.

    la·bile
    [ˈlāˌbīl, ˈlābəl]
    ADJECTIVE
    liable to change; easily altered.
    of or characterized by emotions that are easily aroused or freely expressed, and that tend to alter quickly and spontaneously; emotionally unstable.
    
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  • @raindog308 said:

    topcat said: labile

    Hey, cool new word...thank you.

    > la·bile
    > [ˈlāˌbīl, ˈlābəl]
    > ADJECTIVE
    > liable to change; easily altered.
    > of or characterized by emotions that are easily aroused or freely expressed, and that tend to alter quickly and spontaneously; emotionally unstable.
    > 

    That must be Italian.

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