>Von: Josh Hillman[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Gesendet: Montag, 21. April 1997 18:13
>Betreff: Post.Office 3.0 vs. 2.0
>I was poking around at www.software.com looking for info on Post.Office
>3.0, but only found a link to a 3.0 beta-testing program along with the
>usual links to info about 2.0.
>Does anyone have any info on how 3.0 differs from 2.0?
> NTISP Mailing List firstname.lastname@example.org
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>Software.com, Inc. Copithorne & Bellows
>617-674-0100 x224 617-450-4300
>SOFTWARE.COM LAUNCHES MAJOR NEW VERSION OF ITS POST.OFFICE INTERNET
>Post.Office 3.0 Provides Internet Service Providers and Corporate =
>With High Performance, Outstanding Reliability in Easy-To-Manage =
>Santa Barbara, Calif., April 8, 1997 -- Software.com, Inc., the leading
>provider of scalable Internet messaging server software, today =
>major new version of its popular server product, Post.Office=D4. =
>3.0 fulfills the messaging requirements of the thousands of regional
>Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and corporate intranets worldwide by
>providing greater performance and reliability, simplified management
>features, proven scalability, as well as essential feature =
>More Capacity for ISPs
>For regional ISPs, whose primary messaging requirements are scalability =
>reliability, Post.Office 3.0 can now effectively support growth toward
>150,000 subscribers resulting from significantly greater message =
>performance than previous versions of Post.Office. Post.Office 3.0 also
>offers enhanced client session logging capabilities that allow system
>administrators to track messaging activity and monitor system response =
>peak traffic loads - a critical capability for any ISP. This enables =
>administrators to adjust hardware resources as necessary to support
>increased user demands.
>"Competition in the ISP marketplace is fierce, making the need for =
>e-mail systems that won't disappoint our customers a critical one.
>Software.com's Post.Office solution has enabled us to provide reliable
>messaging service to our customers for the past two years," commented
>Scotty McConnell, co-owner and systems administrator at ContiNet, a
>fast-growing, Oregon-based ISP. "The new List Manager simplifies the
>distribution of important messages to our clients, and has emerged as =
>additional service we can offer our customers, since they can take
>advantage of the messaging system's reliability to reach their own
>customers and contacts."
> Simple Yet Powerful Features for Corporate Intranets
>Post.Office 3.0 has also been enhanced to support the needs of =
>intranets, whose primary messaging requirements are not only =
>but simple management features that provide reliable communications =
>user groups. To this end, Post.Office 3.0's full-feature, commercial- =
>mailing List Manager offers simplified creation and administration of
>mailing lists for groups of users who share information on a common =
>supporting up to 30,000 separate user lists on a single server. All
>list-related operations can be handled through the web interface or =
>e- mail forms (or a combination of both), allowing list subscribers to
>review/subscribe to available mailing lists, change delivery modes, and
>perform search functions.
>In addition, Post.Office 3.0 gives corporate intranets greater capacity
>levels (or, support that consistently meets user demand) at =
>found nowhere else in the Internet messaging industry. For example,
>Post.Office 3.0 offers customers significantly greater message =
>performance than the current version of the Netscape Mail Server, for =
>the per-user license price. A similarly-configured system will support =
>Post.Office users for every one Netscape Mail Server user at the same
>performance level, making the task of deploying and managing a =
>e-mail system considerably simpler and less expensive. Further details =
>the comparison between Post.Office and Netscape Mail Server can be =
>the Software.com web site at http://www.software.com.
>"Post.Office 3.0 is the industry's first messaging server that delivers =
>level of performance and abundance of features required of a =
>implementation to dispel the notion that Internet e-mail is =
>said John MacFarlane, Chief Executive Officer of Software.com. "As a
>company committed to delivering native Internet e-mail servers that =
>the demands of the internetworked economy - including non-stop =
>performance that meets user demand, and management simplicity - the =
>of Post.Office 3.0 further substantiates our role as a provider of
>messaging products that scales seamlessly from 10 users to millions of
>"In addition to making the setup and administration of Post.Office 3.0 =
>easier, Software.com has boosted the product's performance and =
>to support any level of user demand for Internet messaging," commented =
>Levitt, Research Manager, International Data Corporation. "This is good
>news for corporate intranets and regional ISPs for whom these features =
>of paramount importance."
>Post.Office will include IMAP4 support in the third quarter of 1997. =
>support will come from Software.com's recent partnership will Cisco =
>and is expected to be included in Post.Office before the end of 1997.
>Solutions for Any User Community Size
>Complementing Post.Office, which is currently running on over ten =
>servers supporting more than one and a half million users, is
>Software.com's InterMail=D2 solution. As individual ISPs and corporate
>intranets push beyond the 150,000 user mark, these growing =
>require messaging systems that can provide advanced scalability,
>availability and reliability. Software.com's InterMail is the only
>commercially available, native Internet messaging server that can =
>non-stop operation for these very large user installations, providing =
>with 'dial-tone' caliber messaging. InterMail offers a smooth upward
>transition from Post.Office to support this high-end user growth. The
>combination of Post.Office and InterMail is unparalleled for offering =
>and corporate intranets the assurance that - regardless of the pace at
>which their user community grows - they will be able to leverage the
>industry's leading messaging technology to meet any-sized user demand.
>"There is tremendous corporate demand for extremely scalable POP =
>Software.com is one of the few companies with product in this space.
>Software.com also fills a gap for the ISP market for ultra-scalability =
>the InterMail line," commented Matt Cain, vice president of Workgroup
>Computing Strategies at The Meta Group.
>Pricing and Availability
>Post.Office 3.0 is currently in beta testing and will be generally
>available later this month on all major Unix and Windows NT platforms.
>Post.Office 3.0 is priced at $495 for a 100 user license. A package
>consisting of 100 user licenses and 100 list licenses is $795. =
>packages of 100 lists are $495 each.
>A special, limited-time promotion is available for qualified ISPs that
>purchase Post.Office 3.0 by September 30, 1997. For more information,
>please contact email@example.com.
>Software.com, Inc. is an Internet infrastructure software company whose
>mission is to provide high-performance, scalable server-based messaging
>solutions to Internet/intranet customers. The company has two industry
>leading products - InterMail and Post.Office - which provide =
>native Internet messaging solutions to customers ranging from small
>businesses to large organizations with millions of users.
>Software.com customers include, among others, AST Research, AT&T =
>Service, BBN Planet, Bell Atlantic, BSDI, Cisco Systems, Erol's =
>Frontier Technologies, GE Information Services, Netscape, NetManage,
>Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems, Stratus Computer, and Banyan =
>The company's headquarters are dual-located in Santa Barbara, Calif. =
>Lexington, Mass., with other offices in Orlando, Fla., Phoenix, Ariz., =
>Jose, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., Denver, Co., Seattle, Wa., Brussels, =
>Windsor, UK and Tokyo, Japan. Software.com can be reached in the U.S. =
>805-882-2470 or http://www.software.com.
>Post.Office and InterMail are trademarks and registered trademarks of
>Software.com, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All =
>trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective =