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USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems, 1997

A Highly Scalable Electronic Mail Service Using Open Systems

Nick Christenson, Tim Bosserman, and David Beckemeyer
EarthLink Network, Inc.


Email is one of the most important of the Internet services. As a very large, fast growing, Internet Service Provider, EarthLink requires a robust and powerful email architecture that will support rapid expansion. This paper describes such an architecture, its motivations, its future, and the difficulties in implementing a service on this scale.
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