AsiaBSDCon 2009: Internet Mail — Past, Present, and (a bit of) the Future

AsiaBSDCon 2009 Keynote Speech. Speaker: Eric Allman is the original author of sendmail, and a long time contributor to Berkeley UNIX. He also wrote the -me macros, tset, trek, syslog, and vacation. Besides UNIX and sendmail, Eric has worked on database management, window systems, neural-net-based speech recognition, system administration, and networking. Allman is Chief Science Officer and co-founder of Sendmail, Inc. Before joining Sendmail, Allman served as CTO for Sift, Inc., which is now part of 24/7 Media, Inc. He was lead developer and provided a large-scale research software infrastructure on the Mammoth project at UC Berkeley. Allman has contributed as a senior developer at the International Computer Science Institute to neural network systems design. Allman was also Chief Programmer on the INGRES Relational Database Management System. Formerly, Allman co-authored the “C Advisor” column for UNIX Review magazine and was a member of the Board of Directors of USENIX Association. He is currently a Program Chair for the Conference on Email and Anti-Spam and a member of the ACM Queue Editorial Review Board and the Board of Trustees of Cal Performances. Allman holds an Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Abstract: Email existed before the Internet was invented, and grew with the Internet over six orders of magnitude. Email has gone from serving a small community of highly technical colleagues to being ubiquitous
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