When:  Thursday, January 20, 2000

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Room C

      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:30 PM - 6:40 PM  Ask the Wizard,
                                Questions, Answers and Current Events
             6:40 PM - 6:50 PM  Unigroup Business
             6:50 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

     Topic:  SENDMAIL: Overview, New Features, Anti-Spamming Techniques

  Speakers:  Sendmail, Inc. 

             Blair Brown,     Director of Enterprise Sales
             Roger Klorese,   Senior Product Manager

             Technical Questions (via speaker-phone conference call):
             Claus Assmann,   Senior Engineer
             Gregory Shapiro, Senior Engineer (author of USENIX 8.10 paper)

  ** Note: We expect to have the following handouts/giveaways/door prizes
           at our meeting:
     a) From Data Representations: Complimentary Passes to LinuxWorld Expo
     b) From O'Reilly and Associates: Some copies of their Sendmail book.
     c) Some Linux "stuff" from Caldera and Red Hat.
     d) From Sendmail, Inc: Sendmail "Commercial Logo" T-Shirts (XL)
     e) From Sendmail, Inc: Copies of the Sendmail June USENIX paper.
        (Attendees at our recent meetings already received a copy of this.)

  ** Sendmail, Inc. will be sponsoring food service for this meeting!

  Unigroup wishes you a Happy and Healthy Year 2000!


  The Sendmail program is "Open Source Software" for Electronic Mail Delivery.
  Sendmail is responsible for processing most of the Internet's Email.
  Sendmail has been ported to many systems, including those running Unix,
  Linux and Windows NT.

  Open Source Sendmail Releases:

  Sendmail 8.9.3         is the current distribution.
  Sendmail 8.10.0.Beta10 is available for beta trials.

  Web Resources:

  Free Sendmail Web Pages:
  a) Sendmail FTP Site   ftp://ftp.sendmail.org/pub/sendmail
  b) Sendmail.Org        http://www.sendmail.org
  c) Sendmail.Net        http://www.sendmail.net
  d) Sendmail Newsgroup  news:/comp.mail.sendmail

  Commercial Sendmail:
  e) Sendmail, Inc.      http://www.sendmail.com

  f) Sendmail, 2nd Edition
  g) Sendmail Desktop Reference
  h) Sendmail: Theory and Practice

  Description of Talk: 

  The following topics will be addressed at our meeting:

  - Very quick overview of Sendmail, Inc.
    - From humble beginnings to the current organization.

  - Open Source Sendmail.
    - What's really in 8.10, sendmail's largest release ever? 
    - The June USENIX paper it was a tease - but the software is now in beta.
      What is improved?  What's yet to be added?

  - Features for Anti-Relay Functionality

  - Features for Anti-Spamming Functionality

  - Commercial Sendmail
    - What is it?
    - Why might I look at it?
      - Hint: Encryption Technology
    - 2,000 customers have already converted.  It's not because Eric Allman
      said to "buy".

  - Is there more to Sendmail than the MTA?
    - Sendmail is the Internet Platform.  We plan to build from it.

  The discussion will be lead by Blair Brown, Director of Enterprise Sales.

  Roger Klorese, Senior Product Manager, will orchestrate technical
  presentations and review.

  We plan to have Gregory Shapiro (Senior Engineer and author of the USENIX
  8.10 paper) and Claus Assmann (Senior Engineer) on a conference bridge to
  handle the extreme technical questions untenable by Roger.  Greg and Claus
  are two of the top Open Source engineers at Sendmail (almost equals, some
  say equals, of Eric Allman).

  Speaker Biography: 

  Blair Brown has been with Sendmail for 9 months.  Prior to that, he was
  District Manager for Octel Communications (which was acquired by Lucent
  Technologies).  Before graduate school, he was a CPA with Arthur Young.

  Roger Klorese has been with Sendmail for 6 months.  Prior to Sendmail, he
  was a senior product manager with Veritas (6 years).  He is a
  representative to RAID Advisory Board (RAB) and a representative to Storage
  Networking Industry Association working groups.  In his spare time, he runs
  his own 50,000-member mailing list.

  For Gregory Shapiro and Claus Assmann, see:

  Company Biography:

  Sendmail, Inc. "delivers the ubiquitous Internet Mail platform for
  e-communications, applications, and services."
  ``We Deliver the Internet's Mail''.


  Complimentary Refreshments will be served.


     55 Water Street is between Water Street & Front Streets at Old Slip...
     about 7 blocks south of Fulton St. and the South Street Seaport.
     Take 4 train to Bowling Green & Walk Due East;
     Take 2/3 trains to Wall Street, Walk East to Water St.
          then walk South 5 blocks;
     Take M/J trains to Broad St., Walk East to Water St.;
     Take N/R trains to Whitehall St., Walk North East to Water St.
     There is parking on the street (after 6:30-7pm) and there is a lot
          right in the building, entrance on Old Slip.
     Walking from Wall St., follow William St. south which bends around
          and leads you to Hanover Sq. and Old Slip is across Water Street.

  Room Location Specifics:
     Enter the building at Old Slip.  To get to the South Tower of the
     complex, you enter the building at Old Slip at the "North Tower"
     doors.  This entrance is is immediately to the right of the main
     entrance, towards Water Street.  Go past the guard's desk (mentioning
     you are heading for Unigroup) to the elevator bank and go to the 13th
     floor.  When you get to the 13th floor, follow the signs leading you
     to the meeting room.

     The signs will lead you from the elevator, through a set of doors
     (soda machine will be on your left), then past the cafeteria.  After
     the cafeteria, you see another "lobby" area.  Walk past the cash
     machines, make a left and look for a sign marking the meeting room.
     Conference Room C will be on your left.

     If you come very early, we may not have the signs in place yet, but
     hopefully these directions will get you to the meeting room.
     If you arrive before Unigroup Board Members, please be patient and
     wait for us to arrive.


  Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.
       * Employees of Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at no charge.

    ==>  Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
         of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
         Our Joint Membership Program with UniForum is currently
         on hold due to circumstances at UniForum.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.
         UniForum membership benefits include various discount programs as
         well as a subscription to the "Open Systems Product Directory,"
         an important resource for Unix Users.  The Directory contains
         information on Unix related hardware, software and services.


  Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
  Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



   The LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will be at the Jacob Javits Center in
   New York City in February:

   Conference:  February 1 - 4, 2000
   Expo:        Wed February 2, 2000  10:30am - 6:00pm
                Thu February 3, 2000  10:00am - 6:00pm
                Fri February 4, 2000  10:00am - 4:00pm

   For information visit:  http://www.linuxworldexpo.com

   Thanks go to Kevin Peterson from Data Representations
    who was kind enough to contact
   Unigroup and offer us a pile of complimentary LinuxWorld Expo passes.



   TechExpo is a free recruiting event for the technology community.  It is
   held many times throughout the year.  The next one will be on Thursday,
   January 27th, 2000 at the Sheraton New York Hotel on 7th Ave. at 53rd St.
   The event is open from 10am to 6pm.  For more details, visit:



   Announcement from Frank da Cruz @ Columbia University:

   After 3+ years of development, C-Kermit 7.0 is released, replacing
   version 6.0 from 1996.  You can find the new release at:

   The web page lists and explains all the new features and contains
   download links.



   Our thanks go to Ed Weinberg  of
   Detel, Inc  who presented:
     Cross-Platform Connectivity: SAMBA

   We are pleased to say that everyone attending that meeting received a
   copy of either Caldera Linux or Red Hat Linux on CD-ROM.
   Our thanks go to Caldera and Red Hat for providing the giveaways.



   We are updating and reworking our membership database.  If you will be
   attending our next meeting please look up the last time you paid for
   membership, paid the single meeting fee or simply the last time you
   attended a meeting and bring that information with you to the meeting.
   We need to make sure that we have the correct renewal dates on file
   for your yearly membership.  For the most part, any joint UniForum
   memberships should be expired by now as well.  UniForum had stopped
   collecting joint memberships a long time ago.

   For those who cannot attend our next meeting, we will be sending out
   a notice and preparing a web page on which your mailing address and
   Email addresses can be updated.



   Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving the
   Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup is a
   not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer organization.
   Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings throughout the year on
   technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix User Community.   Unigroup
   is also the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an
   International Unix Users Group.

   Thanks to Chase, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for the Third
   THURSDAY of Odd Months at The Chase Manhattan Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
   Planned meeting dates are: 1/20/2000, 3/16/2000, 5/18/2000, 7/20/2000...
   Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

   = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
   = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                                   =
   =       http://www.unigroup.org                                         =

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   List send an EMail message to:

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   If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
   Email or U.S. Mail announcements, please send us an Email and we will
   make corrections to our lists.

   Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential meeting
   topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and content
   suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer organization and
   we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you can help!


I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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