Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., Announces Release of SMTP Deux v1.0.0

First Full Release of New 4th Dimension Component

Vero Beach, FL – Thursday, September 6th, 2001: Deep Sky
Technologies, Inc., today announced the full release of SMTP Deux
v1.0.0 for Macintosh and Windows. SMTP Deux is a 4th Dimension
component which provides a complete implementation of the SMTP
protocol. SMTP Deux works on top of the commercial TCP Deux 4D
component, currently in beta from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

With the SMTP Deux component, a 4th Dimension developer has a complete
implementation of the SMTP protocol from within 4D. The protocol
relies on the TCP Deux component for all TCP communication needs,
thereby removing any reliance on current or future TCP plugins which
are available for use in 4D. The implementation of SMTP within the
SMTP Deux component also eliminates long standing bugs and anomalies
that have existed in plugin implementations of the SMTP protocol.

The single greatest feature of SMTP Deux is that it does not use the
SMTP layer within 4D Internet Commands. Over the years, many
developers have encountered different bugs and anomalies within the
SMTP implementation of 4D Internet Commands. SMTP Deux uses the
routines within the TCP Deux component package for all TCP
communications, which themselves only use the TCP layer within 4D
Internet Commands when that plugin is in use. So, most if not all
errors which 4D developers experience when sending email with 4D
Internet Commands are removed when using SMTP Deux.

As well, SMTP Deux provides a full and complete implementation of the
SMTP protocol. So, for those developers using either version of
Internet ToolKit and experiencing difficulty setting up their own
email sending routines, there is no longer any need to go through this
hassle. SMTP Deux provides you with successive email sending routines
so that you can choose the implementation that works best for your
email sending needs.

SMTP Deux includes full compatibility with SMTP AUTH, authenticated
login for SMTP servers. When enabled, SMTP Deux will choose the most
secure means supported by the SMTP server to login. This includes
CRAM-MD5, Login, and Plain SMTP AUTH mechanisms. SMTP Deux is the
only solution currently available for 4D developers that has full
support for SMTP AUTH.

A full manual, explaining every call and feature available in SMTP
Deux, is included with the component.

Features in the SMTP Deux component

SMTP Deux provides a complete implementation of the SMTP protocol
within 4D. The functionality available in the SMTP Deux component

– Simple and direct email sending (e.g. QuickSend);
– Full support for one or more attachments;
– Built in attachment encoding for error free operation;
– Full support for SMTP AUTH;
– Full support for specifying content-type for attachments;
– Full support for specifying content-type of email body
(e.g. for HTML email);
– Complete email header field control;
– Utility routines for formatting and encoding attachments;
– Utility routines for formatting recipients;
– Two dozen different email header lines supported;
– Custom constants to speed the creation of complex emails;
– Fully cross-platform and native implementation for SMTP protocol.

The SMTP Deux component requires the TCP Deux component, version 1.0.1
or above, be installed to operate properly. TCP Deux is available
from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., and provides TCP communications
functionality needed for the implementation of the SMTP protocol. TCP
Deux is currently available for public beta use directly from Deep Sky
Technologies, Inc.

Pricing and Availability

The SMTP Deux component is available for free to all beta testers and
owners of TCP Deux. There are no licensing or deployment restrictions
of any kind for the SMTP Deux component.

The SMTP Deux component can be downloaded by following the Downloads
link on the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., web site, located at:

About Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., provides
software development, consulting, hosting, and colocation services.
Founded in 1997, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., develops and supports a
wide variety of software development tools and services to aid in the
creation of custom applications and web sites for the Macintosh and
Windows platform. For more information, please visit our web site at .