If you were to log in, you'd be able to get more information on your fellow community member.
I suppose most web sites out there are running on some Unix system, but there's a small and yet tenacious group of system managers that cling to VMS, mostly because it's so robust and reliable. Plus it offers mundane features like a help facility that's actually useful (which is accessed by typing HELP, of all things).
The best web server package for VMS is OSU WEB, written by Dave Jones at Ohio State University, it's free, and it has excellent support through a fairly active mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe).
Another alternative to sendmail is Innosoft's PMDF product.
Like Post Office, it is a commercial product for which you have to shell out some cash, but their support team is top notch, and PMDF runs on several platforms, including VMS and several Unixes. They (Innosoft) can be reached at http://www.innosoft.com/.
It's my understanding that Above.NET has continued to improve its connectivity, and now have a private OC-3 across the country all the way to their own router peering at MAE-EAST, as well as more high speed links within the Bay area to other major peering points, such as CIX.
There is seemingly an endless supply of books about 'The Web', so it's hard to get excited about any one in particular. Philip Greenspun's "Database Backed Web Sites: the thinking person's guide to web publishing", on the other hand, is very good.
As opposed to being a compendium of HTML tags and pre-made home pages "so you can be online tonight!", the book's aim is to make the reader aware that there's more to the web than cute Java scripts and silly animated GIFs.
The main idea is that a static web site resembles a coffee table book with pretty pictures: you look at it once or twice, then it's just taking space.
Philip explains how to create web sites with databases behind them to manage the content, provide interactive discussion forums where the users provide a lot of the content, and help analyze the server logs to see what your users are doing while visiting your web site.
Instead of the step-by-step approach, teac...
It looks like if you want to run Post Office on an Intel platform, you can only do it under NT.
Too bad they don't support any of the free Unixes available.