RACE: Electronic Mail Service Quality Certification
As we know, the Electronic Mail (e-mail) is one of the most important services given by a Computer Department to the users of the system. The RedIRIS RACE Initiative, was borned to promote a good quality e-mail services within the Spanish Academic and Scientific network. As we are integrated into RedIRIS, we have prepared Calar Alto e-mail to observe the requirements needed for obtaining this important quality certification. We are conscious about the importance of the e-mail service on our Institution and we are trying to give the best service quality for all our users.
As it is said on RACEv2 page, there are three certification levels: Basic, Medium and Advanced. Please, do not be confused with the 'Basic' term. As discused within RedIRIS Institution, this is not a good name, and it could cause some sort of confussion. Probably it could be changed on the future. Do not think on 'Basic' word as a pejorative term. In fact, every institution having the RACE Basic Level is given an excelent e-mail service quality. Basic Level is having all important criterions and security measures for giving a guarranted e-mail service. Medium and Advanced levels are obviously having all the requirements for Basic level, plus some extra added values on the service.
In order to let you know about the important criterions to be observed for granting this certificate, I'll explain them here. You, as a Calar Alto e-mail user, will have all the security measures, and all the services shown below when using the e-mail system. As stated above, obtaining the Advanced Level, involves having also all requirements for the Basic and Medium Levels, together with some extra quality and security measures:
1. Port 25 (SMTP) access control for traffic in both in and out. Only one computer will be allowed to send/receive mail. Rest of computers will have to designate that machine as the main e-mail server.
You can see here institutions with any of the RACEv2 levels.
Enjoy the service.