MailScanner ANNOUNCE: Dropoff

Jules Field MailScanner at
Sun Jun 13 19:30:28 IST 2010

Thanks for the comment.

As for integrating it, that counts as 'user front-end interface' in 
MailScanner, which is an area I have never got involved in. So it will 
remain a separate project for the time being, albeit one which 
MailScanner admins might like to install for their users' benefit.


On 13/06/2010 05:11, Supun Rathnayake wrote:
> Hi jules,
> Thank you very much for the interesting tool, very much essential for 
> the obvious reasons that you have explained.
> This is just an idea, how about integrating this tool with MailScanner 
> for quarantine management.
> Thanks,
> Supun.
> On 06/12/2010 08:41 PM, Jules Field wrote:
>> 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 
>> systems.
>> 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 needed.
>> Let me know what you think!
>> Jules


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