A unique facility, the Public Archives allow users
to request messages that are stored in them. Auto-Responders
allow Mailtraq to automatically answer e-mail
messages with pre-defined responses.
Archives are the ideal way to support discussion
forums (where users can examine older messages),
or to provide a number of standard documents on
request. In addition, some of these documents
can be templates (using the scripting facilities)
that automatically execute when retrieved. The
ideal way to connect to a database and get the
Archives can be configured as mailing list subscribers
to automatically add delivered messages, and both
retrieval and addition access can be limited to
M ailtraq can provide automatic response to messages
in a variety of ways. The archives can respond
automatically with default messages, or use the
subject line to return a specific message. Mailing
lists can acknowledge all posted messages automatically
with a user defined script or message.
The Mailtraq Dialup services manage connections
to your Internet Service Providers, and other
remote computers. The service either uses Windows
Dial-Up Networking (RAS) or works in conjunction
with Network Routers and third-party services.
The dialup service allows Mailtraq to connect
to the Internet automatically with comprehensive
scheduling, or on demand (such as when Mail is
awaiting delivery or a user needs to browse the
World Wide Web).
Mailtraq supports multiple dialup connections,
with fallback where a service provider supplies
In addition, whenever the machine operator or
other software makes an Internet connection, Mailtraq
can detect this and use the on-line time for e-mail
delivery and other services. This can dramatically
reduce your on-line requirements and costs.
Mailtraq works effectively with ISDN terminal
adaptors and routers, although Mailtraq can more
precisely control an ISDN T/A and reduce the need
for a more costly router. Mailtraq can make frequent,
brief connections that suit ISDN and it's billing
Mailtraq also operates effectively with a permanent
Internet connection. Since it is a fully compliant
Internet server, other mail servers can connect
directly for mail delivery, further improving
the reliability of e-mail.
Mailtraq can be configured with virtual scheduled
dialup, whereby it operates according to schedule
rules by leaves the connection management to the
router. This is substantially more cost-efficient
than using a router alone, where every e-mail
related event may require a dialup. In every test,
using a proxy server proves cheaper than a network
Mailtraq logs dialup activity, both through the
general purpose event logging service and through
customised Dialup usage reports.