ePOST Serverless Email System

A PEER-TO-PEER Platform for Reliable, Secure Communication


The original POST/ePOST design benefitted from  the contribution of a number of people, who are listed below. Alan Mislove has done much of the POST/ePOST implementation, which also necessitated an overhaul of the PAST and Scribe applications on FreePastry. Andreas Haeberlen did the Glacier design and implementation, which provides highly durable storage despite the possibility of a massive correlated failure, such as a worm attack that wipes the disks of infected computers. Dan Sandler designed this website.

The complete list of contributors is:

Additionally, the Distributed Systems Group at the Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6) was involved in the early stages of the ePOST design. Contributors from LIP6 include:


ePOST uses a number of external libraries to run, and we owe a debt of gratitude to their authors. Specifically, we have used

Some of the IMAP, POP3 and SMTP code used in this project is based on code from the Foedus project by David Weitzman.

Additionally, our Open Membership Ring was supported by a network of over 300 PlanetLab machines. Without PlanetLab, this work would not have been possible.