E-mail4B: An E-mail System for the Developing World
Source: University of California
This paper presents E-mail4B, a prototype e-mail delivery system targeted for developing regions. Effectively deploying networked applications in these challenging environments requires adopting a new architecture design to address the inherent cost and infrastructure demands. This project evaluates the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) architecture through an initial development effort. While it concludes that the architecture is in general well-suited to the task at hand, it also concludes that several key aspects of the protocols and APIs should be altered, and presents concrete suggestions for the evolution of the architecture.