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lynx-dev License status of Win32 SENDMAIL.EXE

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: lynx-dev License status of Win32 SENDMAIL.EXE
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 19:21:04 -0800 (PST)

Since I raised the question of the license status of the SENDMAIL.EXE
that was distributed with some of the lynx Win32 ports, I would like
to put the question to rest. The following reply from the author
confirms that the program is freeware, but not supported. Perhaps,
when it is distributed, a text file explaining the freeware status
(and as a courtesy to the author, pointing to the current shareware
version) should accompany it.

Doug Kaufman
Internet: address@hidden

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 12:11:08 -0800
From: Nigel Ellis <address@hidden>
To: Doug Kaufman <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: License status of old sendmail


The old version of sendmail was released as freeware for use with the WIN32
port of TIN I did.    It is no longer supported, but you are more than
welcome to continue with it's use.   If you are looking for an enhanced
version, I would encourage you (and others) to consider the new shareware
version ($25) at


----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Kaufman" <address@hidden>
To: "Nigel Ellis" <address@hidden>
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 1999 6:29 PM
Subject: License status of old sendmail

> There has been some discussion, off and on, on lynx-dev (the lynx
> browser developers list) about the license status of an old version of
> sendmail which is available for ftp. It apparently was obtained from a
> tin archive which no longer exists, and is now distributed without any
> license text specifically stating whether it is freeware or shareware.
> All of us on lynx-dev know that the current version of sendmail is
> shareware. Can you let me know if this version was actually released
> as freeware, or is it a shareware copy being distributed without the
> licensing information?
> The binary was originally obtained from
> "";. The strings within the
> binary are:
> Welcome to sendmail/NT, a mailer stub for Windows/NT and Windows/95.
> (c) Nigel R. Ellis <address@hidden> 1994 - 1995.
> This version built on %s at %s
> Usage: %s [-h localhostname] [-r smtphost] [-m transport]
>           [-U MAPIUser] [-P MAPIPasswd]
>            -t {ToList} -f From [-s Subject] -F File
>    {ToList} is a space, comma or semi-colon delimited list of recipients
>    Valid transports are XMAPI (allow edit before send), MAPI and SMTP
>    Default transport is SMTP
> Jun  5 1995
> 14:56:11
> Thanks. Although no one is anxious to encourage the use of an old
> version of your software, it would be good to clarify the legal
> status. If you don't have objections, I will plan to pass your answer
> on to the lynx-dev list.
>                        Doug
> __
> Doug Kaufman
> Internet: address@hidden

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