IBM to make Sendmail part of eServer system


IBM and Sendmail last week announced a deal under which Sendmail's e-mail software will be included as standard in IBM's eServer computers.

The eServer machines, launched more than a month ago, are targeted at companies in the Internet business market and draw on open source software. IBM's eServer series consists of four groups of servers:

  • Low-end xSeries
  • Midrange iSeries
  • Unix-based pSeries, designed to offer power
  • Top-of-the-line zSeries

Three weeks ago, IBM announced a deal to include the TurboLinux open source operating system on the new family of machines.

Sendmail, in Emeryville, Calif., is a 2-year-old company that provides commercial-grade versions of the popular sendmail open source software used on 75% of the world's Internet e-mail servers.

The start-up has attracted more than 1,600 customers, including Coca-Cola, Janus Funds Investment Firm, Comdisco and Citicorp.

The company recently began shipping a new version of its Internet e-mail routing software for large corporations that features improved protection against intrusion, e-mail borne viruses and inappropriate content.



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