anybody still using elm

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Thu Nov 6 12:06:21 CST 2014

On 11/06/2014 09:12 AM, Chris Osborn wrote:
> On Nov 6, 2014, at 9:00 AM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
>> Only if you're transferring the files using UUCP.
> Now that I *am* still using. All of my mail servers act as secondary
> MX servers for each other and when things come in they get queued up
> and transferred via UUCP. It has worked great for me for 20 years, no
> reason to switch now. When a link goes down it’s not a problem,
> nothing gets lost and UUCP doesn’t time-out and start bouncing
> messages. Plus I still have one server that’s on a residential
> connection which moves all of its mail via UUCP since it can do
> polling when necessary.

Indeed.  I'll have to check, but I didn't give up on UUCP until about 
2000, when I changed ISPs  (the new one didn't offer it).  I found UUCP 
to be very reliable indeed.

In a sense, fetchmail isn't all that different--and I'm still using that.


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