StarNine Ships StarNine Mail Version 4.2; World's Easiest Mail System Now Mac OS 8.1 Compatible, Includes New Administration Tool.BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 1998--StarNine Technologies Inc. today announced the immediate availability of StarNine Mail 4.2, a free upgrade to StarNine Mail 4.0 and 4.1.
Version 4.2 provides compatibility with Mac OS 8.1(tm) and includes a new Repair utility in the Mail Tools suite that allows administrators to perform maintenance and repair on individual user accounts. Formerly known as Quarterdeck (Quarterdeck Corporation, Marina del Rey, CA) A pioneering software company, founded in 1983, that offered a variety of utilities, diagnostics, connectivity and Internet products for the PC and Macintosh. Mail, StarNine Mail is a full-featured, Mac OS messaging system Software that provides an electronic mail delivery system. It is made up of the following functional components, which may be packaged together or independently.
Mail User Agent for AppleTalk networks, known for its unparalleled ease-of-use, superior reliability, and security.
Used in conjunction with StarNine's MailLink SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet and part of the TCP/IP protocol suite, as defined by IETF RFC 2821. SMTP defines the message format and the message transfer agent (MTA), which stores and forwards the mail. gateway, the system provides a complete Internet email solution for Macintosh LANs. For cross-platform environments, StarNine's MailLink Connection Gateway provides seamless server-to-server transfer of messages and address lists between StarNine Mail and Microsoft Exchange Messaging and groupware software for Windows from Microsoft. Exchange Server is an Internet-compliant e-mail system that runs under Windows NT/2000 and Windows Server 2003. It can be accessed by Web browsers, the Exchange client, versions of Outlook and the earlier Windows Inbox. . The upgrade is free for current users of StarNine Mail 4.0 and 4.1 at http://www.starnine.com/.
"StarNine Mail is one of the most scalable, easy-to-use and reliable email solutions available right now for the real world," said Luke van der Westhuyzen, product manager for StarNine Mail. "We've focused on these strengths for this upgrade. StarNine Mail 4.2 is even more reliable, with new features added to the administration tools, and it's now compatible with the latest version of the Mac OS. The easy server administration and feature-rich client software make StarNine Mail a natural choice for business and education."
Simple Server Set-up
The PowerPC native StarNine Mail server is based on a superior client-server architecture client-server architecture
Architecture of a computer network in which many clients (remote processors) request and receive service from a centralized server (host computer). , providing a robust, intelligent email system that easily links offices in different locations.
"You can pull two servers out of the box, set them up on your LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. or WAN in under an hour, and they'll start exchanging address lists without any special configuration," explained van der Westhuyzen.
Compatible with older versions of Quarterdeck Mail and Microsoft Mail An earlier and simple messaging system from Microsoft that runs on PC and AppleTalk networks. Gateways are available to a variety of mail systems including X.400, PROFS and MHS. Microsoft Mail-enabled applications are written to the MAPI programming interface. See Microsoft Exchange. for AppleTalk Networks (both clients and servers), the server now runs as a stand-alone application requiring almost no configuration. Version 4.x brings a new consolidated gateway architecture to the StarNine Mail system, allowing administrators to install, update, troubleshoot and monitor gateways from the single Gateway Administrator application.
Users can store their messages and address books on the server, which lets them access their accounts from multiple locations on the AppleTalk network, or remotely with Apple Remote Access available from Apple Computer Inc.
Robust Client Features
Sending messages, documents, files, custom forms and voice messages is simple with the easy-to-use graphical interface See GUI. , including drag-and-drop editing and file enclosure.
The StarNine Mail client software requires almost no set-up and automatically provides users with stylized styl·ize
tr.v. styl·ized, styl·iz·ing, styl·iz·es
1. To restrict or make conform to a particular style.
2. To represent conventionally; conventionalize. text; integrated spell-checking; Internet Config support for signatures, URL-launch, and file types; search capabilities for filed messages; address list export and import; support for Drag and Drop A graphical user interface (GUI) capability that lets you perform operations by moving the icon of an object with the mouse into another window or onto another icon. For example, files can be copied or moved by dragging them from one folder to another. ; and more.
Users can organize their messages in server-based or local folders for easy navigation. Enhanced filters automatically file, forward, delete or reply to incoming messages based on specific conditions the user sets up.
System Requirements To be used efficiently, all computer software needs certain hardware components or other software resources to be present on a computer system. These pre-requisites are known as (computer) system requirements and are often used as a guideline as opposed to an absolute rule.
StarNine Mail client software requires System 7.0.1 or newer to run on a 68020, 68030, 68040 or Power Macintosh See Power Mac.
(computer) Power Macintosh - Apple Computer's personal computer based on the PowerPC, introduced on 1994-03-14. Existing 680x0 code (both applications and device drivers) run on Power Macintosh systems without modification via a Motorola 68LC040 emulator. with 1MB minimum available RAM. StarNine Mail server software requires System 7.5 or higher on a 68030, 68040 or Power Macintosh with 2.5MB minimum available RAM (server memory requirement depends on number of users).
Pricing and Availability
StarNine Mail 4.2 is available now from StarNine's Web site at http://www.starnine.com/ for $259/server, $299/client 10-pack, and $579/client 20-pack. Education pricing is available by calling 800/525-2580. Current users of StarNine Mail 4.x can upgrade to version 4.2 for free.
Located in Berkeley, StarNine is a leader in the development of Internet server software, content creation tools and email connectivity products. Best known for its WebSTAR server software, StarNine also offers ListSTAR list server software, WebCollage automated content creation software, StarNine Mail and MailLink Internet email gateways.
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