Postoffice 3.5 released

Christian Schmit ( )
Tue, 09 Jun 1998 21:15:30 +0200


I just saw that Post-Office 3.5 is available, but when I saw
what a Postoffice 3.1.2 customer needs to pay as upgrade
I feel pissed off. 99$ per 100 e-mail addresses. They even make no
difference if you have licensed Postoffce version 1.x; 2.x; or 3.x.
Everyone has to pay the same when upgrading! Thinking back on
the BIG price increase from version 2.x to 3.x where one got
500 e-mails for 495$ now 100 e-mails for 495$, I thought that they
would be more cooperative on upgrades after this dramatic price
increase. I already wonder what the upgrade price will be from version 3.5 to

When looking the what's new in Postoffice 3.5 I find that
only minor changes and features were added which already should have
been in Postoffice for a long time. Important changes such as IMAP4
or a web interface for customers to access their mail when no mail client
is available are still missing!

They also gave the product a new name Intermail Postoffice edition.

Another problem I have with them is that they even don't offer a mailing list
for Postoffice customers where customers can help themselves to resolve
problems even if problems are very rare with PostOffice. They want you to
buy their support packages.

On the other hand I must admit that the Postoffice E-Mail server works
flawlessly since we are using it. Rock solid never had a problem, but the
pricing strategy of is becoming a problem for us.

Just my 5 cents,