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PostalUnion Update

by Mark H. Anbinder, News Editor -- mha@baka.ithaca.ny.us

Continuing their quest to sweep away the barriers between the world's electronic mail systems, Information Electronics recently announced the approaching 01-Sep-93 release of PostalUnion/SMTP for QuickMail, a new PostalUnion/SMTP gateway for CE Software's QuickMail.

PostalUnion is IE's modular gateway technology, allowing them to develop new gateway products efficiently by using common modules in similar gateways. (For example, IE's SMTP gateways for the various email products can all use a common SMTP module.) Especially in the case of QuickMail, PostalUnion's operation in part as a separate application allows for greater reliability and functionality than purely internal gateways can provide.

One remarkable new feature of this particular product, which incorporates a new version of the PostalUnion technology, is that it allows an administrator to remotely access a special "console" module, and to remotely control all gateway operations over the Internet using telnet. This eliminates the need for AppleTalk-level remote access, at least for purposes of gateway control.

Other improvements over IE's previous SMTPQM gateway include multiple simultaneous incoming and outgoing SMTP sessions, and POP3 client support (so users can consolidate multiple mailboxes).

Until 15-Oct-93, the $995 package (which is licensed per gateway, rather than per user) costs $695 direct from Information Electronics. Previous SMTPQM owners may replace their gateways for $100. In addition, IE will offer a $400 sidegrade option for owners of other SMTP gateways for QuickMail. There's also a special low-priced bundle offer if you wish to purchase IE's $295 QMConcierge mail forwarding software at the same time.

Information Electronics -- 607/868-3331 -- 607/868-3333 (fax)
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