I thought this was interesting… I looked in the headers of an email I recieved from facebook. The message said it was sent with ZuckMail. I’m not sure what ZuckMail is, but I’m assuming its named after the head honcho over there at facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Anyone with more information about what ZuckMail is, please let me know…. I’m interested. Check it out:

Received: from zuckmail ([])
by wccnet.facebook.com with HTTP (ZuckMail);
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 05:54:32 -0800

X-Mailer: ZuckMail [version 1.00]

9 Responses to “ZuckMail?”

  1. Mike Says:

    X-Mailer is the SMTP header sent by proper clients to indicate the program. It’s likely set as a header in the email glue code for Facebook, and since the source was originally written by him, ZuckMailer must have been appropriate.

    You’ll see some mention of it here – http://us3.php.net/function.mail.

  2. Kyle Mulka Says:

    Yea… that’s what I was assuming… but I was hoping there was more to it than that.

  3. Kenny Says:

    I think Kyle’s main point was.. why they were possibly using a custom-made smtp mailer instead of the reknown postfix, sendmail, qmail, exim, etc..

  4. Kiri Says:

    An old post though, but I could help Kenny, and others who might stumble upon this post.
    In this case, as Mike said, ZuckMail is an SMTP client. You could put it in the same category as MS Outlook Express, Eudora, Thunderbird, Pegasus Mail, KMail, Evolution etc. Just that this ZuckMail seems to be a web based client, probably developed by Mark Zuckerberg himself? Maybe? You wouldn’t put this application in the same category as daemons like Postfix, Sendmail, Qmail, Exim etc. ZuckMail actually submits e-mail messages to these daemons, or Mail Transport Agents (MTAs).

  5. dotcomUNDERGROUND Says:

    Did not facebook use RT for their help desk before?

    Me too was surprised to see ZuckMail in the header today!

  6. Matt Zuckerberg Says:

    Yo bitches!

    The name’s Matt. Spell it, M – A – T – T. Matt!

    Fuck this Mark shit…

  7. Mark Zuckerberg Says:

    Well, screw you Matt, because we like Mark, so we’re changing it. From now on, you’re Mark, no, wait, MARKIE!, like Markie Post, the actress. Now you’re stuck with it, biatch. BTW – FacedBook really sucks, it is a running, pus filled, oozing sore on the backbone of the Internet.

  8. Mark Zuckerberg Says:

    Hey Matt & Mark… You guys think you’re a success with that facebook shite…
    my site it bringing in 30 times the amount of revenue as facebook.com/// and I’m feeding off of your site’s popularity

    thanks for making me rich jerk-offs!

  9. Knud Says:

    I get this, but I have no facebook acc. so I think these mails are spam!

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