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Theme fund: NGI Zero Core
Start: 2024-04
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MailBox renewal

Performance upgrade of MailBox mail modules

Email is still the workhorse of the internet, and behind the screens some of the heavy lifting is by applications like the Mailbox modules. Under the hood, this software is processing billions of emails every day at some of the largest players in the industry.

The project will deliver a major update of the code after two decades. This is not only long overdue, but actually offers interesting opportunities to take into account new email related RFCs, investigate new possibilities for code optimisation as well as tackling new threats like SMTP smuggling.

As a bonus, the project will work on a standalone tool to be able to once more properly forward emails in the SPF/DMARC era - a very welcome capability, the lack of which is currently causing a lot of headache and lost email for users.

Run by MarkOv Solutions

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.