Re: Postoffice 3.5 released

Christian Schmit ( )
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 20:21:07 +0200


Where did you get 1000 mailboxes for $995? This is a much more
interesting price.



At 12:44 PM 6/10/98 -0500, you wrote:
>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