RE: Postoffice 3.5 released

John Davies ( (no email) )
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 08:28:11 -0700

Take a look at MailSite:

Unlimited users for $695, full multi-domain support, unlimited mail lists, etc.

Migration tools from Post.Office coming soon....

>I have a client that uses MDaemon ( It's a great mail
>server with 5000 accounts for $89.95. It also has a built in listserv
>Only two drawbacks:
>1. It doesn't host multiple domains without running multiple copies of the
>app, and
>2. It can not crack mail lists over about 30 subscribers internally. You
>have to find another server to relay the mail through.
>Supposedly, they're working on these two issues. Could David be in the
>bullpen warming up to beat Goliath?
>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