Re: Postoffice 3.5 released ( (no email) )
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 12:44:00 -0500

More loose change;
We have been using Post.Office since before ver 1.0. We used to have an
unlimited licence, but had to give that up for version 3.x . Today we
ordered an additional 1000 mail boxes at $995 (special ISP offer at that).
It's a great server but the company doesn't seem to want to have ISP's as
customers. They are too concerned about selling maintenance agreements, and
making $$$ off of corporate Intranets. Why have a listserv when you can
make money off of people's questions?
I think the other mail server companies are missing the boat. If they
offer reasonable prices, unlimited licences, and an easy-to-use migration
utility they could take Software.Com out of the ISP business. If it wasn't
for all the accounts we would have to reenter we would seriously look at
dumping Software.Com.

At 09:15 PM 6/9/98 +0200, you wrote:
>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
>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,
R. Laughlin
Essex Internet
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-8893