Eudora WorldMail Server -- Entry-level/mid-range mail server for Windows NT platforms
Eudora WorldMail Server is an Internet-based mail server designed to meet the ease-of-installation and administration needs of small to medium businesses, as well as the demands of departmental workgroups. It is an advanced, scalable solution for customers migrating from "outdated proprietary mail systems" as described by Qualcomm to Internet standards-based messaging. Highlights of the server include an intuitive, graphical interface that helps simplify configuration and administration tasks; open support for Internet mail standards; an inexpensive price tag; solid performance; and an impressive feature-set.
Features of the WorldMail Server include standards-based support for both Internet Messaging Access Protocol (IMAP) and Post Office Protocol (POP3) clients; Java-based or standard browser-based administration capabilities; an electronic directory that stores user names, e-mail addresses, and other relevant information using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Ph (the "White Pages" Protocol); basic list server capabilities; automatic registration of users; Internet directory import services; web/directory gateway (HTTP to LDAP/X.500); dial-on-demand services; SMTP server capabilities and gateway configuration; automated mailing lists; and more.
The WorldMail Server also functions as the perfect complement to Qualcomm's excellent e-mail client, Eudora Pro. In addition to excellent integration between the server and client, another advantage is that WorldMail will automatically configure each Eudora mail client on your network. Both Eudora WorldMail Server and Eudora Pro include 90-day free technical support policies (with additional support available via support contracts), which makes for another added convenience when the two packages are used together.
The only real shortcomings of the server are its lack of cross-platform compatibility and its lack of enhanced security technology. WorldMail is currently only available for Windows NT (both Intel and Alpha) platforms; however, Qualcomm does offer a Macintosh mail server, Eudora Internet Mail Server, with similar features and capabilities. WorldMail offers built-in security features through Windows NT security services, APOP and CRAM-MD5 authentication facilities, and multi-level access control, but it doesn't currently offer support for S/MIME or RSA encryption technology as do competing solutions like Netscape Messaging Server.
Pros: Intuitive interface, easy to install and use, inexpensive, solid feature-set/performance
Cons: Windows only, lacks advanced security technology and some features in the competition
Version Reviewed: 2.0
Date of Review: 3/1/98
Reviewed by: Forrest Stroud
Operating Systems / Latest Versions:
Windows NT - Intel, Alpha. (v2.0)