Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure
Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure
Thank you for your interest in Sendmail, Inc.
("Sendmail") and our readiness for the Year 2000 date change. Sendmail is
committed to serving its customers and partners in the Year 2000 and beyond.
All of Sendmail's currently distributed software products are "Year 2000
Compliant" according to Sendmail's Year 2000 Compliance Definition below.
Sendmail products are only one layer of many in a functioning computer
system, and are likely to be used in conjunction with other hardware and
software systems that are not Year 2000 compliant or require patches to
achieve compliance. We encourage all users of Sendmail products to
consider all aspects of their hardware and software systems in assessing
Year 2000 readiness. Sendmail cannot be responsible for any failure of its
software to handle dates because of the failure of software, hardware or
equipment of other vendors to correctly create or process dates.
Below is the Year 2000 readiness information for the sendmail Open Source
This Year 2000 readiness information constitutes a Year 2000 Readiness
Disclosure as defined by the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure
Act of 1998. This information may be revised in the future without prior
This Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure does not constitute a representation or
warranty, expressed or implied, of any kind. We recommend that you read
the sendmail Open Source license to understand the disclaimer of Sendmail,
Inc.'s warranties regarding sendmail Open Source.
Year 2000 Compliance Definition
Sendmail's statement that a product is "Year 2000 Compliant" means that
Sendmail believes the product, when used in accordance with its
documentation, is capable of correctly processing dates on or after January
1, 2000 with the same functionality and performance as pre-year 2000 date
data, provided that accurate and compatible date data is received from
third-party software and hardware systems.
sendmail Open Source Year 2000 Readiness
- Sendmail, Inc. has tested sendmail Open Source version 8.9 for Year 2000
readiness, and has found it to be Year 2000 Compliant.
- Sendmail has not tested the Year 2000 readiness of any earlier version of
sendmail Open Source and hence we cannot and we will not make any
statement regarding the Year 2000 readiness of earlier versions.
- Here are some details about sendmail Open Source and date information:
- When reading messages that already have dates in the message, sendmail
Open Source neither interprets nor modifies the extant dates. In
particular, messages that are received with two-digit years in dates are
transmitted with two-digit year dates; no attempt is made to repair such
information. Further interpretation of such damaged dates is outside the
purview of sendmail Open Source.
- When creating new messages (e.g., bounce messages) or adding dates to
existing messages, sendmail Open Source always creates four-digit years
in dates, as required by appropriate Internet standards.
- When sendmail Open Source has to manipulate dates internally, it
represents those dates in Unix native format: seconds since January 1,
1970. This does not overflow until well after the year 2000. At no time
is a date in external (printable) format converted into internal format.