Some time ago, a member of the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list
mentioned a site/article where the different NT based mail server were
compared (performance only, I think). Anybody have that address?
Apologies for duplicates generated by posting to both lists.
> From: Rudy Komsic <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Randy Martin <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: post.office 3.0 Upgrade
> Date: 19 May 1997 11:46
[useful info from Rudy deleted]
> > From: Randy Martin <email@example.com>
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: email@example.com
> > Subject: post.office 3.0 Upgrade
> > Date: May 19, 1997 3:19 AM
> > As an existing user of post.office, and as one of your earliest
> > I am not very pleased with the newly-announced upgrade policy. When I
> > purchased post.office in January of 1996, I purchased an UNLIMITED
> > version of the program. The pricing for your product is one of the main
> > reasons that I decided to purchase post.office and not some other email
> > server.
> > Now, you're telling me that I must pay another $500 ($995 - $495) for
> > upgrade to a lesser product than I purchased in the first place! This
> > sounds like a DOWNGRADE to me -- and an expensive one at that!!
> > Why would I want to do this? Just to throw $500 away for something less
> > than I have now? I don't think so!! This "upgrade" offer is an insult
> > all your existing customers. WE are the reason that you are still in
> > business! Don't you people get it? We went out on a limb in the
> > invested $500 in a brand new product that was unproven at the time, and
> > kept you in business so that you could screw us over with this
> > offer!
I *am* insulted!
> > If you are trying to get rid of your existing customers, you are going
> > succeed beyond your wildest dreams! I am probably NOT going to purchase
> > upgrade to post.office. If I have to spend another $500 for an email
> > server, I'm going to spend it for one that has all the functionality
> > need -- even if I have to pay a little more to get it. For about $875 I
> > get IMail from Ipswitch -- unlimited mailboxes, list server,
> > mail-to-alphapager, complete web interface to email (not just the admin
> > part -- I mean reading and managing the mail via the web). Sounds like
> > MUCH better deal, doesn't it?? Why should I give you the $500 and get
> > screwed over?
I am another customer lost. It seems so obvious, keep customers by offering
competitive upgrades, lose them by offering downgrades at prices similar to
competing products... I wish some of my competitors would do the same :)
> > I think a lot of your existing users are going to come the same
> > This slap-in-the-face to your existing customers, plus the fact that
> > had to wait almost two years for the promised list server, plus your
> > of responsiveness to the spamming problem in post.office is going to
> > you a lot of customers.
> > I'm really going to miss my post.office! I'm grown to really like the
> > program over the last year and a half. But, I'm not going to stand by
> > allow myself to get totally screwed by some half-witted marketing
> > on your part.