MailScanner ANNOUNCE: Dropoff

Jules Field MailScanner at
Sat Jun 12 16:11:01 IST 2010

The Scenario:

You have installed MailScanner at your site to protect all your users 
and clients from all sorts of dangerous email content.
Okay so far.
But your users need to be able to send large files, executables, and all 
sorts of other things that they used to try to send by email. Some of 
these are restricted by MailScanner, others (such as large files) are 
restricted by your email system's capacity.
And your users also need to be able to receive files from other sites 
around the world, without having any username/password access to your 
And it needs to be secure.

So your users need to be able to send and receive all sort of files and 
email is not the right tool for the job.

Say "Hello!" to Dropoff.

This is a simple web-based system where your users can send and receive 
files to and from anyone in the world, and yet it can't be used for 
public warez or porn sharing.

Anyone in the world can send files to you (but not to the rest of the 
world), and your users can send files to anyone in the world. All 
uploaded files are scanned for viruses, so it's safe. Authentication of 
your users can be done via Active Directory, LDAP, IMAP or a static 
file. It's small, light-weight, simple and safe. It's all written in PHP 
so you can read the source and add or change features as you desire.

Take a look at
where you can read about it and download it.

It's entirely free and open source, of course.

Note: I did not write all of this. Dropoff is my fork of the "Dropbox" 
package originally written at the University of Delaware. I have added 
new features and fixed some bugs. I intend to continue developing it as 

Let me know what you think!


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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